Friday, August 12, 2005

The Great Game 

Now reading "The New Rulers of the World" by John Pilger, Verso Books

"We have 50 per cent of the world's wealth but only 6.3 per cent of its population. In this situation, our real job in the coming period...is to maintain this position of disparity. To do so, we have to dispense with all sentimentality...we should cease thinking about human rights, the raising of living standards and democratisation."

- George Kennan, US strategic planner, 1948

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