Not Romantic, Fauxmantic (strawberryviper) wrote,
Not Romantic, Fauxmantic
strawberryviper

This is why, even with all our faults, i am an unabashed supporter of the American ideal:

Mr. Hu and Mr. Zeng made back-to-back addresses at a secretive party conclave in May to promote a "smokeless war" against "liberal elements" in society that they contended were supported by the United States, said people who said they had been told about the speeches. They have also clamped down on nongovernmental organizations, tightened media controls and forced all of the 70 million Communist Party members to submit self-criticisms as an act of ritualistic submission to their authority.

-- From Joseph Kahn's 9-25-05 story in the New York Times
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