Sour Orange

The rhetoric of "democratic revolution" sometimes gets ahead of the reality. As in Ukraine, where Prime Minister Viktor Yushchenko just fired his whole cabinet amid allegations of corruption. The so-called Orange Revolution "promised much but has so far delivered little," says The Economist. The equally conservative Financial Times takes seriously "the accusation that it was not a revolution at all, just a transfer of power between oligarchs."

By Jefferson Morley |  September 9, 2005; 7:18 AM ET  | Category:  Europe
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