Nov 10, 2008

Perestroika for the US

Picture compliments of elustrator.

RIA Novosti: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said that the Obama administration in the United States needs far-reaching 'perestroika' reforms to overcome the financial crisis and restore balance in the world.

The term perestroika, meaning restructuring, was used by Gorbachev in the late 1980s to describe a series of reforms that abolished state planning in the Soviet Union.

In an interview with Italy's La Stampa published on Friday, Gorbachev said President-elect Barack Obama needs to fundamentally change the misguided course followed by President George W. Bush over the past eight years.

While this ER blogger agrees that it is time for some change in America, I am opposed to the word perstroika. I just am. Sorry.

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