Estos cambios estuvieron acompanados de y en gran medida originaron una fuerte caida de los principales indicadores sociales y economicos, una acelerada estratificacion social con la correspondiente desigualdad, fuertes cuotas de inestabilidad politica interna, una profunda crisis estructural de la economia (Glasov
, Batchikov y Kara-Murza, 2007) y una serie de importantes movimientos centripetos entre diversas comunidades etnicas.
"The believer cannot accept the truth about Islamism or much of Islam," observed Jamie Glasov in his recent book, United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror, "because he would then have to concede that not all cultures are equal, and that some cultures (e.g., America's, with its striving for equality) are superior to others (e.g., Islam's structure of gender apartheid).
This trait, in which leftists flirt with a romanticized idea of insurrection and violence, seems to confirm Jamie Glazov's thesis that the left's current "romance with Islamism is just a logical continuation of the long leftist tradition of worshipping America's foes ..., with militant Islamism now viewed as a valiant form of 'resistance' against American imperialism and oppression." For Glasov, sympathy for jihadists is part of an enduring ideological legacy, and "the Left clearly continues to be inspired by its undying Marxist conviction that capitalism is evil and that forces of revolution are rising to overthrow it--and must be supported." (15)