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Failed Coup in Soviet Union

August 25, 1991

Although your reporting of the rapidly unraveling coup was quite good, your terminology showed you to be out of step with the trend of world events. Identifying this desperate last grasp for power by the conservative, hard-line Marxists as coming from the political right is a clever media ploy. Regardless from which country they originate, political parties that advocate socialism, an all-powerful central government that overrides citizen rights and private property laws is associated with the political left. That philosophy has unfortunately become the common thread between both of our major political parties.

DOUG MEARS

Garden Grove

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