Friday June 6th 2014 Tim
In the West we often forget the role of the Second
World War and the role of the Soviet Union in developing a post world war two
western consensus around
a social contract, which for one reason or another began to quickly fade
when the Soviet Union began to crumble. There's a whole argument here,
The Austrian School, The Keynesians, the greed is good school, and the list would go on to probably
include the Romans.
on this anniversary, you have to ask why the graveyards and
battle fields of seventy years ago are free to the general
public, but the graveyard and battlefield of the day now
referred to as 9/11 will cost you. And you have to
wonder what the old soldiers might think of that. And of their possible
answers, I have to think "They should also pay to get into
our graveyard," might not be one of them.