Re: Cultural Dominants (2 of 4)

Mark Grant (
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 14:25:43 +0000

On Wed, 18 Jun 1997, Michael Lorrey wrote:

> Right now it looks the reverse. Seeing as how even Clinton is now coming
> out against internet censorship, I think that we will be starting to see
> more libertarian views entering the US body politic as policy solutions,

Has he come out? What about the recent mandatory key-surrender bill and
the new one to ban 'bomb-making information' on the Net (which means that
the Congressional Record would have to be withdrawn). Will he veto those
if they're passed? Methinks he's just changing his mind for political points
now that the CDA's failure is clear.

> Hong Kong could wind up being the
> bitter pill that China needs to swallow to begin political
> liberalization, though this is still highly doubtfull without a good
> sized revolution. As eastern europe shows, leaving the tyrants alive to
> vote after a peaceful coup is not a good idea.

I still think you put too much faith in the Chinese government. The
situation there seems to be going the opposite way to Russia; instead of
a government collapse followed by a change-over to a more free-market
system we're seeing a change-over to a more free-market system followed
(probably) by a government collapse.


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