"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Steven Hill of The Guardian nails it. However, this is hardly a surprise. Even if he wasn't just a centrist most strongly committed to restoring business as usual, Barack Obama would have had trouble changing anything in a declining superpower that's horribly ill-equiped for change (psychologically, ideologically and physically).