Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hard Lessons

Someone once said things that can't go on forever don't. America -- as a republic, as a democracy, as a solvent entity -- is one of those things.

Crime may pay, but crime as a model of governance and economic policy has a limited life span. That life span for America is coming to an end.

As American society unravels as a result of criminal governance begun 27 years ago, Americans can look to the experience of Argentina and elsewhere for lessons in survival and redemption. They're hard lessons, and ours will likely be no less so.

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