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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Tax Cuts

So Augusto Pinochet died, and the National Post figured this was a good time to publish an editorial listing all the great things they figure he did for Chile's economy, bookended, in as perfunctory a manner as possible, by a brief acknowledgement of the thousands of people he murdered, tortured and exiled while acting as dictator.

Glenn Greenwald has more, writing about a similar editorial in the Washington Post. Of course Glenn is writing from the United States, where they've taken this attitude of tolerating and/or excusing torture, murder and authoritarian government - as long as it is accompanied by right-wing economic policies - a little further than we have so far in Canada.


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