December 17, 2011

The European Union Has Already Failed

Deborah Orr, The Guardian

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There are moments – usually when I'm in a busy, public place that is dominated by a giant screen flashing images of civil unrest, market meltdown, or Christine Lagarde, president of the International Monetary Fund, intoning that the world risks sliding into a 1930s-style slump – when I feel as if I am already living in the dystopian future that I saw as a kid in films such as Bladerunner. The human world, at those times, feels brittle and alienating, a place where our amazing technology does little for us beyond updating, in a flashy live spectacle, a frightening, unstoppable descent into chaos.

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