Thursday, October 02, 2008
The bankers are dead, says Gapper, next up, the lawyers. Meanwhile, Garton Ash writes a sane column warning against schadenfreude at the plight of America's model of democratic capitalism. He's right. America is the best boss nation we could have. If you think it has faults, try and imagine living in a world dominated by Russia or China. Of course, one of these faults is fundamentalism - religious, political, military and financial. The latter form has created the present mess. Treating its adherents with anger and derision is a present obligation but it is not anti-American.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:32 am