Sharp as Teeth and Stars

I was born blown minded with an eye on oblivion

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Wed Dec 28
The West must undertake a critical reassessment of all that preceded this painful crisis. It is more than just a crisis of global finance or even a crisis of an economic model based on a race for hyperprofits and excessive consumption that grinds down the earth’s resources and ruins nature. The crisis grew out of the arrogant conviction of “the collective West” that it had the recipes to solve all problems and that there was no alternative to the “Washington Consensus,” which claimed to work equally well for all countries.

Mikhail Gorbachev, Is the World Really Safer Without the Soviet Union?

An interesting perspective on the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union provided by Mr. Gorbachev.