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Mar 17, 2008

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Peter

I haven't read EMC so I recognize my judgment might be off the mark. However, just reading the excerpts you placed in your post sure make it seem like McLaren has framed his narrative to yield the outcome he desires. Also, it looks like he leaves out a whole host of factors in his assessment of the world stage. I wonder how deeply he read in geo-politics and macro-economics in researching his book. I can imagine scholars from various schools of thought along the political spectrum having deep reservations about just the things placed in your post. I'll be curious to see if the book continues down that path. If so, I find myself even more unmoved by and less interested in the McLaren worldview.

Michael W. Kruse

"I wonder how deeply he read in geo-politics and macro-economics in researching his book."

My thoughts as well. A constant emotional struggle I had to deal with as I read this book was deciding whether this guy was coming from being ill informed or from malice. I've seen him interviewed elsewhere and he genuinely seems perplexed with how angry people get at him.

"I can imagine scholars from various schools of thought along the political spectrum having deep reservations about just the things placed in your post."

Oh Peter, how I long for your gift of the gracious understatement. :)

RonMcK

"The economy’s “invisible hand” moves mysteriously to solve all problems and meet all needs." Who was the theocapitalist economist that said this? :-)

Michael W. Kruse

You're getting the picture.

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