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And, yes, I DO take it personally: The Financial Times: raising its sophisticated eyebrows
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Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Financial Times: raising its sophisticated eyebrows

With the New Deal in the 1930s, helping those who could not help themselves became a mission that spawned a vast expansion of government's role. After a generation of determined effort the conservative movement has succeeded in squelching that mission. In the aftermath of Katrina, its success appears to have come at high cost.

jerome a paris at kos cites two financial times pieces that, in their inimitable, upper-crust way, tear bush a new one...
Most Americans consider defacto segregation a fading reality. They may be right. But the TV footage challenges that view, to put it mildly. Under the weight of homeless migrants from New Orleans, the previously sleepy state capital of Baton Rouge hasbecome the largest city in Louisiana, like some Middle Eastern border city that people pour into in search of asylum.

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