What the David Brookses of the World fear most -- the reason they're so desperate to convince people to put their faith in omnipotent, benevolent rulers -- is this.Chris Bowers is having visions of pitchforks and torches.
I swear that at no time in my life have I witnessed so much interest in violent public action so openly expressed by such prominent public voices. (I know, blogs ain't exactly prime time network television, but my point stands.)
Interesting times. Interesting times.
UPDATE: Jacob Levy has a useful run-down of the craziness of the last fortnight:
Biggest bank failure in historyHe, too, cannot remember a time quite so wacked out as our own. And he's older than me, so that means at least a little bit more than it does coming from me.
Biggest nationalization in history follows failure of world's largest insurer
Biggest non-defense budget authorization in history sought
Bailout talks explode in chaos and recriminations
North Korea reactivates atomic program
Russia lends Venezuala $1 billion to buy Russian armaments
Somali pirates seize ship carrying dozens of tanks
Presidential candidate 'suspends' campaign; hours before first scheduled presidential debate, unclear whether it will actually take place
Largest one-day increase in the price of oil in history
Former Vice-President of the United States advocates extralegal measures in fight against global warming
Russia begins nuclear rearmament
Armed conflict breaks out between U.S. and Pakistan along the Afghan-Pakistani border