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有人说维克托·尤先科(Viktor Yushchenko)总统本周解散总理维克托·亚努科维奇(Viktor Yanukovich)政府的决定缺乏依据。这些人错了:尤先科的行动很有必要,因为亚努科维奇政府正在筹划发动一场宪法政变,如果他们的阴谋得逞,总统对军队和警察所剩无几的控制权也将被剥夺,亚努科维奇的这种做法显然是在违反法律。总统要么立即采取行动,要么就听任乌克兰回到2004年橙色革命前犯罪集团掌握绝对权力的时代。


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    Cronies Everywhere

    Kemal Derviş

    Three recent books demonstrate that there are as many differences between crony-capitalist systems as there are similarities. And while deep-seated corruption is usually associated with autocracies like modern-day Russia, democracies have no reason to assume that they are immune.