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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Letter to Newsweek: Diagnostic, Prescription

Hey, I just realised, if I have more to say on a topic in a LTTD... Why not just send another letter? Under a pseudonym is fine... this one's under Craig Haston, clocking in at a mere 102 words:

Fareed Zakaria is absolutely right in stressing the revolutionary character of the economic growth in Asia, Africa and Latin America. For a hundred years, between 1870 and 1970, growth was limited to North America, Europe, Japan and few lucky, small East Asian tigers. What remains to see if the 'Rest's' growth, and the socio-political issues that are arising because of it, will follow the relatively smooth path of North America, or the unstable, violent and terrible experiences that occurred in Europe and Japan. Ensuring the former is the historic mission of American and European foreign policies.


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