Monday, 29 September 2008

QotD, democracy sucks edition

Daniel Drezner on the indeterminate future universe problem in politics:

[N]o one gets credit for stopping a meltdown if it doesn’t happen… [I]t was only after 9/11 that the American public was ready to take the actions that would have prevented 9/11.


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[Permalink] 1. Scott wrote @ Wed, 1 Oct 2008, 7:31 am CDT:

Vote Father Time!

Father Time kept 9/11/01 from happening for roughly 14 billion years!


It is true. We Americans are much better at assigning blame for the bad than giving credit to the good.

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