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Clinton Summit With Yeltsin

April 14, 1993

The rhetoric of the Clinton Administration regarding its goals in the development of Russia is outrageously hypocritical. On one hand, the Administration line is that it wants to encourage the development of "free markets" in Russia, Meanwhile, the policies being pushed at home are socialized medicine, socialized art, socialized property ownership, socialized education, socialized employment, socialized child care, socialized banking, socialized everything.

If the Administration can see that socialism is destructive of the Russian economy, why can't it see that it is just as true at home? World leaders from Beijing to Moscow to Paris can see this too, so why is our President plunging headlong into government control of everything? The only answer I can see is that the Administration is either full of knaves or full of fools. I suspect it is the former.

BRIAN K. YODER

West Hollywood

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