October 26, 2015

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America is a bomb waiting to explode (part II)


Sam Gerrans is an English writer, translator, support counselor and activist. He also has professional backgrounds in media, strategic communications and technology. He is driven by commitment to ultimate meaning, and focused on authentic approaches to revelation and realpolitik. He is the founder of Quranite.com – where the Qur’an is explored on the basis of reason rather than tradition – and offers both individual language training and personal support and counseling online at SkypeTalking.com.

Published time: 25 Oct, 2015 13:15Edited time: 26 Oct, 2015 15:52

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Last week I compared the US – and by extension all economies based on the same model – to Semtex. My exploration of this analogy both ruffled feathers and raised questions. This week, I want to address five of the most common criticisms the article generated.

Semtex seems stable. You can throw it, burn it, jump on it. But when you put the right detonator in it, everything blows up.
I think this is a fair analogy for the US at this time. Not everyone agreed.