I like it ...
But I will happily accept criticism offered in the spirit of "It's fine to disagree, but let's not do so disagreeably."
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Roy Lofquist has left a new comment on your post "Another view --- from Newsweek --- excerpts.":
Not at all surprising. This is both a vindication of GWB's vision of Democracy (in practice, the market) but also the folklore of sharp Arab traders. In a better world the people of the font of civlization, both Arab and Jew, will show us the way to plentitude which gives us the leisure for grace.