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Krastev I 66
Inequalities/Liberalism/Krastev: Liberalism’s justification of economic inequality by prettying up the myth of meritocracy, moreover, masks the central role of luck in the arbitrary distribution of wealth in society, a masking which is humiliating for the losers of the economic lottery because it encourages the winners to attribute their success to superior talent and greater personal effort. The myth of meritocracy is additionally offensive in the region’s historical context because of the privileged access to economic success provided, after 1989, to those who occupied important political positions in the previous oppressive system.
Krastev: What distinguished 1989 from all previous revolutions was the ease with which the ostensibly ‘dethroned’ elites managed to preserve their power and influence.

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Krastev I
Ivan Krastev
Stephen Holmes
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