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In 1981, when the French elected a member of the Socialist Party as their president, free marketeers looked on uneasily. "Is Francois Mitterrand's election just a regular and welcome democratic change, with one team of competing politicians replacing another?" asked Henri LePage, reason's correspondent in France, in that year's September issue. "Or is it a precursor to much more dreadful e
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