liberal ["liberalis" L - suitable for a freeman, generous; "eleutheros" Gk - free] (adj) generous, open-minded, not subjugated to authoritarian domination; (n) one who believes in liberty, universal suffrage and the free exchange of ideas. elite ["eslire" Fr -- to choose fr.L "eligere" -- choose] (n) the choice part; best of a class; the socially superior part of society.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Guess which country

This is a quotation from an AP story today:
The impact on the civic, political and economic life of the country is evident in increased self censorship by the media, lack of public confidence in the electoral system, reluctance to express disagreement with government policies for fear of retribution and capital flight,
Shannon said. Give up? It's a quotation from Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon in charge of Latin American affairs, talking about ... drum roll ... Venezuela!

I know. It thought he was talking about the United States of America at first, too.


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