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March 16, 2013


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One day, one day, Gordon Chang will turn out to be right!


I also believe that the nation-state is a dying (or at least embrittling dangerously)concept. Cut way down simpler than is safe, my feeling is that the probable challenges ahead are well beyond what governments as currently constructed, can cope with, in terms of decision-making and in terms of maintaining social compacts. I think Egypt is a pretty good example--needs to get off subsidized food and fuel, needs proper pricing of water, and is currently incapable of getting insiders to chip in or being transparent with the populace at large about the problems (because that would create public pressure for a "fairer burden"). As a result, the state and its functions are slowly melting down.

Wait. Didn't something like this already come out? The Paper Tiger or some such? back in the 1970s/1980s?

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