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Decay in American Leadership | Jan 1, 2016 |

Opinion piece in The Guardian ...

A generation of failed politicians has trapped the west in a tawdry nightmare

In one of his last interviews, the historian Tony Judt lamented his "catastrophic" Anglo-American generation, whose cossetted members included George W Bush and Tony Blair. Having grown up after the defining wars and hatreds of the west's 20th century, "in a world of no hard choices, neither economic nor political", these historically weightless elites believed that "no matter what choice they made, there would be no disastrous consequences".

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2022 at 08:01:09 PM EST
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