We lefties have a predisposition to believe in those Swedes. We tend to see them as showing the way towards capitalism with a social conscience. We have not really caught up with the fact that the 2010 Swedish parliamentary election saw the incumbent center-right “Alliance for Sweden” earn 49.3% of votes and for the first time ever gain a second term for a non Social Democrat lead government. If we had followed things more closely we might not have been so surprised at the fears of Julian Assange’s Swedish lawyer that if he to returned to Sweden to answer the sexual charges against him he might end up being sent to the United States to face something much more draconian.

9-12-2010 pureswedes

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