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Re: <nettime> America Loses "PreWar," Liquidation to Follow
     Carl Guderian <carlg {AT} vermilion-sands.com>
     Doug Henwood <dhenwood {AT} panix.com>

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Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 14:26:22 +0100
From: Carl Guderian <carlg {AT} vermilion-sands.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> America Loses "PreWar," Liquidation to Follow

Maybe there's a hope the rest of the planet can treat the current US regime as a
malfunction and try to route around it. The best case is Bush ending up like
Klaus Kinski in "Aguirre, The Wrath of God"--a Conquistador sailing up the
Amazon on a battered raft, and whose only remaining followers are a tribe of
chattering monkeys.

Speaking of which...why do Homeland Security Officers work in threes?

Piece,

Carl


Bruce Sterling wrote:

> *Good lord, people, this is the American *business press*
> denouncing the Administration here.  I think they may
> finally be recognizing that tax breaks don't matter when
> you have no revenue.
 <...>

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Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 16:54:51 -0800
From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood {AT} panix.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> America Loses "PreWar," Liquidation to Follow

Bruce Sterling wrote:

>*Good lord, people, this is the American *business press*

Point of clarification: Business Week is quite "liberal" by the 
standards of the U.S. business press. It's not reflexively 
anti-government or even anti-union the way, say, Forbes or the WSJ's 
edit page are. Their critique of Bush is a bit stronger than I might 
have expected, but not shockingly so.

I'm certainly not privy to the inner deliberations of the American 
ruling class, but I don't think Bush & Co. represent its proclivities 
or interests. They seem instead to represent an ideological, 
sectoral, and geographic minority withing the elite: religious 
conservative in ideology, oil and weapons in business, and a 
Southern/Texan provincial anticosmopolitan mindset.
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