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The Carnival of Catastrophism and Its Critics
Former editor in chief, 'The Deal'
Declinism and catastrophe are in the air, like this early spring's hay fever. We live in a complex, dangerous world. We also live in a time of bounty and relative peace. The real sin here on both sides of this debate is exaggeration, reductionism and the urge to politicize.
Here's to the 2010s
Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University; Author, '...
The 1930s were once described as "a low dishonest decade," and we could apply the term to the past ten years.
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