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Friday, September 27 2002

Arundhati Roy : Not Again

Close to one year after the war against terror was officially flagged off in the ruins of Afghanistan, in country after country freedoms are being curtailed in the name of protecting freedom, civil liberties are being suspended in the name of protecting democracy. All kinds of dissent is being defined as "terrorism". Donald Rumsfeld said that his mission in the war against terror was to persuade the world that Americans must be allowed to continue their way of life. When the maddened king stamps his foot, slaves tremble in their quarters. So, it's hard for me to say this, but the American way of life is simply not sustainable. Because it doesn't acknowledge that there is a world beyond America.

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Joseph Stiglitz : The Roaring Nineties

ur emerging understanding of the 1990s requires that we admit, to ourselves and to the world, that we were engaged in a misguided attempt to achieve growth on the cheap.

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We are still so well off that we may not suffer immediately from this diminution in our wealth, but the consequences are already becoming clear: a loss of confidence not only in markets, and especially the stock market, but in government; a suspicion that the system is rigged to be an insider's game; a blow to America's moral leadership abroad. The attack on American-style globalization may be driven by Luddites and protectionistsóbut it is fed by a perception of American hypocrisy and the unfairness of the new global regime.

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Me : Log::Dispatch::Jabber.pm 0.1

Sent off to the CPAN, moments ago. Maybe next week I will write Log::Dispatch::Blogger. see also http://perl.aaronland.info/log-dispatch/jabber

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All your interpreter are belong to us

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Thursday, September 26 2002 ←††→ Saturday, September 28 2002