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Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax



On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 12:12:38PM -0500, Michael D Schleif wrote:
> Arnt Karlsen <arnt@c2i.net> [2003:10:19:15:19:21+0200] scribed:
> <snip />
> 
> > Red China Communism came from where?  ;-)
> 
> Just to quickly jump in, then back out of this trivial, off-topic
> polemic:
> 
> [a] There is not, nor has there ever been, a Communist government.  The
> Soviet Union, Peoples Republic of China, et al. are -- at best --
> socialist states, which is not Communism.
> 
> [b] There is not, nor has there ever been, a Democratic government.  The
> United States of America, Great Britain, et al. are -- at best --
> Republics, and a Republic is *not* a Democracy.

I was under the impression that Iceland and Switzerland are (or at
least were within the past 50 years) true democracies.

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