Thursday, March 15, 2007

Neocons

The Financial Times has a nice little comment piece today on the passing of the American neoconservative movement, which seems oddly enough to have missed its own funeral. Reading--an account of a recent American Enterprise Institute gala--it I was struck by how much it resembled the last, decadent days of a failing autocracy. But then, that's roughly what we're talking about, isn't it?

While you're there, actually, they've also got a smart little editorial on hyperinflation in Zimbabwe. On the subject of which, it occurred to me the other day that Robert Mugabe, who is in his mid eighties, has more than doubled his own nations life expectancy. Zimbabwean life expectancy is currently somewhere around 37, the lowest in the world. Inflation, meantime, is 1730%. Really is about time for him to go, isn't it?
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