The next two years will be a bonanza for satirists.
I have concluded from my reading of history that the greatest periods of change, the turning points, are best marked by and most notable for the remarkable inability, and sometimes tragic failure, of contemporary observers to understand them.
They do not see their causes, and fail to mark their progress and direction, in the time at which they happen. The big moments in history are written with letters so immense that they are perceptible only to the most ingenious minds of the day, and by the rest at a much more considerable distance, if even then.
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In a similar vein, here is a video interview about financial reform and Occupy Wall Street with with Chris Hedges on the CBC