The world’s verdict will be harsh if the US rejects the man it yearns for

Jonathan Freedland: An America that disdains Obama for his global support risks turning current anti-Bush feeling into something far worse

An Ottoman warning for America

…suffered these setbacks in the 1870s was the Ottoman empire. Today it is the US.In the aftermath…foreign debts. Between 1855 and 1875, the Ottoman debt increased by a factor of 28. As a…military and economic reasons: to support the Ottoman military position during and after the…

Due to the decision to nationalize Faddie Mac & Fannie Mae (which will increase US federal gov lialibilities to an equivalent of 40% of its GDP) this article I read long a go when the credit crunch started, reverberates back into my mind. Military overstreach and financial deficit are significant signs of falling empire. The opening of Syria and Persia occured when both empires were weak. As Ibn Khaldun says ‘The more we look at the past history the more we see the future’

US housing solution is not a good one to follow

Martin WolfIs the rescue of Fannie and Freddie an example of US policymaking that the UK should follow? Martin Wolf very much hopes it will not.

Rushdie out of Booker prize shortlist

Tougher limits on non-EU workers planned

…aimed at controlling the number of nonEU workers and ensuring a more skilled labour…envisage tougher restrictions on nonEU doctors – except consultants – working…certain categories of teachers, social workers, most skilled construction workers


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