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a political system governed by old men

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A set-piece photograph in old books about Aboriginal people was often the ring of gerontocrats sitting on the ground, working towards a settled view of something.
In this moment above all others, aboriginal gerontocrats historically reasserted their ascendancy as they delivered sons or adopted charges over into the peculiar form of bondedness that is bride-service.
The seven gerontocrats are now in high spirits in the run-up to the critical decision on revising the tax system for the next fiscal year.
As recently as this spring, many of our best Sinologists were still insisting that the Communist regime had been so discredited internally by the Tiananmen massacre that it wouldn't long outlive Deng Xiaoping and the other gerontocrats who ordered tanks onto the square.