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[snip] Boeing customers you never heard of. Daniel Gross made this list for Slate: the Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet, China Cargo Airlines, Shenzen Airlines, Brazil's GOL Airlines, Chile's LAN Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Lion Air (the first discount airline in Indonesia), Air Algerie, and Air Angola.

[snip] Hint: it's not democracy. Tony Judt writes in the New York Review of Books: "There is a precedent in modern Western history for a country whose leader exploits national humiliation and fear to restrict public freedoms; for a government that makes permanent war as a tool of state policy and arranges for the torture of its political enemies; for a ruling class that pursues divisive social goals under the guise of national 'values'; for a culture that asserts its unique destiny and superiority and that worships military prowess; for a political system in which the dominant party manipulates procedural rules and threatens to change the law in order to get its own way; where journalists are intimidated into confessing their errors and made to do public penance."

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