The world needs a strong US

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13th August, 2011
Not long before the 11th-hour settlement of the United States’ debt-ceiling crisis, results were released of a poll in which the public was asked the single word that, for them, best summed up the political wrangling. Two-thirds of respondents chose “ridiculous”. Had the same question been asked of the international audience, the result is likely to have been very similar. Around the world people watched in disbelief as the time approached for one of the most successful nations in history to be brought to its knees. That such a catastrophe was averted by no means signals an end to ...

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