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30 Aug, 2011

The Age of Outrage…for The West – People Forum

The world speeded up. Stress levels soared. Idle moments evaporated. Egos expanded. Devices became hand-held. Money outpaced politics. Rage surged. As Leonard Cohen put it: “The poor stay poor. The rich get rich. That’s how it goes. Everybody knows.”

Except that everybody is at a loss. When David Cameron rushes back from Tuscany (a k a Chiantishire) to riot-ravaged London, and Nicolas Sarkozy hustles home from the Riviera to a Paris debt crisis, and the summer vacation void vanishes in Europe (once so long the Germans coined a word for “free-time angst”), all bets are off.

A Serious Season

August aborted this year. It morphed into the serious season. The beach lost out to the barricades. A time of outrage is upon us.

via The Age of Outrage…for The West – Focus discussion – People Forum.