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91 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 September 2007 06:31PM

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Comment author: Miguel 13 September 2007 12:47:21AM 7 points [-]

I know where your quote came from: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,954853,00.html?promoid

It's from "President Roberto Eduardo Viola, formerly Argentina's army commander in chief".

It's an answer to the first question in the interview:

"Q. How soon do you expect Argentina to be returned to democratic government?

A. We believe we are already within a democratic system. Some factors are still missing, like the expression of the people's will, but nevertheless we still think we are within a democracy. We say so because we believe these two fundamental values of democracy, freedom and justice, are in force in our country. There are, it is true, several conditioning aspects as regards political or union activity, but individual freedom is nowhere infringed in an outstanding manner."

BTW, I googled it. Apparently my Google-fu is better than yours ;) (But I do *applaud* your excellent memory, or ele I wouldn't be able to find it).

And keep up with the great posts. I'm a daly reader of this blog.

- Miguel