Saturday, October 23, 2004

Seeing the wood for the forest

Fareed Zakaria, in the Times, suggests that America is being distracted from China and India by Iraq: For America, whether it is preserving jobs or security, recognising and adapting to this new world order is key.
Judging from his last book, he knows better, but he seems to confuse political and economic power. The economic rise of China and India only begins to compare to the importance of defeating terrorism if you assume that government is equally responsible for safeguarding "American" jobs and national security, when the latter ought to trump the former.

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