Banana Republic

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Society
April 17th, 2003 • 4:57 pm

More discouraging stuff by Paul Krugman in The New York Times about the “banana republic” that the US has become:

Behind Our Backs” by Paul Krugman, The New York Times

For the overwhelming political lesson of the last year is that war works — that is, it’s an excellent cover for the Republican Party’s domestic political agenda. In fact, war works in two ways. The public rallies around the flag, which means the President and his party; and the public’s attention is diverted from other issues.

This US administration is, quite literally, getting away with murder, on both the domestic and the international stages. And the really scary part is that there is absolutely no hope in the immediate future.

2 Responses to “Banana Republic”

  1. Frank Santopadre says:

    A post/URL I thought you folks might enjoy reading.

    All best,

  2. Pierre Igot says:

    Pretty funny :). Thanks.

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