June 6, 2012

A World of Deep Holes and Weak Leaders

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

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We cannot wait until January to do serious policy making again. We, and the world, need America to be a rock of stability - now.

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May 30, 2012
Can Tunisia Move Beyond Anger?
Michael J. Totten, World Affairs Journal
Millions of European tourists visit Tunisia every year, at least when they aren't jittery about an unstable post-revolutionary environment, but they go to the beach in the summer and to the glorious Sahara in winter.... more ››
June 5, 2012
The West's 'Screwed' Generation
Joel Kotkin, New Geography
  In Madrid you see them on the streets, jobless, aimless, often bearing college degrees but working as cabbies, baristas, street performers, or—more often—not at all. In Spain as in Greece, nearly half of the... more ››
May 25, 2012
Europe's New Iron Lady Says 'Nein!'
Chicago Tribune
If Merkel approved still more concessions to keep Greece within the eurozone, the lesson for Italy, Spain and any other nation looking for a bailout would be that brinkmanship works: Wait long enough, and the Germans will fly... more ››
June 1, 2012
Blame Game, European-Style
New York Times
What is lacking are politicians with the courage to tell their voters the basic hard truths - of how this crisis happened and what it will take to dig out. more ››