"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Friday, July 20, 2007

Blair's Legacy - an essential analysis

Delusions of Honesty by Theodore Dalrymple in the City Journal

Tony Blair’s domestic legacy: corruption and the erosion of liberty... an excellent , wity and acid analysis of the this amazing "straight kinda guy".

Blair’s resignation announcement was typical of the man and, one must admit, of the new culture from which he emerged: lachrymose and self-serving. It revealed an unfailing eye and ear for the ersatz and the kitsch, which allowed him so long to play upon the sensibilities of a large section of the population as upon a pipe.

THEODORE DALRYMPLE is a doctor and author of "Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses."

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