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Friday, April 01, 2005

A Brand Name Pasted on A Bad Movie

In a well-written comparison of policy-making bodies in Washington and Brussels, Lewis Lapham offers up the following morsel in April's Harper's Magazine:

"For everybody who can afford the price of a Harvard diploma and a pet politician, America is a very nice place to live; for people not so fortunately situated, America is fast becoming a brand name pased on a bad movie or an empty box."