We should be so lucky

16 02 2009

‘It is true that we had ten years of record growth when I was prime minister.I have, unfortunately, come to the conclusion that it was luck.’  Tony Blair

A recent article by Gideon Rachman coined the term ‘Generation L’  ,the lucky generations which have avoided wars and depressions. He sums up the period since World War Two as one of exceptional peace and stability in the western world which may now be over as a result of political problems caused through the Recession.

Instead of ‘the end of history’ he thinks that perhaps we have had a ‘holiday from history’. It is an interesting point to raise. I would be interested in any comments on whether we are entering a new period of global instability or not.

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1 03 2009
Mark Rowlinson

Very interesting and well put. A weakened western world certainly leaves scope for rising powers and tyrannous leaders to push things…

On the plus side if ‘history’ did resume it may help pull society together again and working for each other rather than purely for ourselves.

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