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We attacked the bankers, but took our eyes off the whole rotten system
'I was in this game for the money," wrote Andrew Lahde, a hedge fund manager, in a letter to the Financial Times last year as the global economy went into meltdown. "The low hanging fruit, ie idiots whose parents paid for prep school, Yale and then the Harvard MBA, was there for the taking.
When you watch the BNP on TV, just remember: Jack Straw started all this
Three years ago this month Jack Straw argued his case for urging Muslim women who attend his MP's surgery to remove their niqab. He said that he wanted to start a debate. In this, at least, he was successful.
The system let Obama be president. But he still may not be able to beat it
At an election night party during the primaries last year I made a throwaway comment disparaging those who believed Barack Obama's mixed-race identity gave him a unique understanding of America's racial problems.
Obama and the Decline of White America
During the Democratic primary, Chris Rock famously joked that George Bush had “fucked up so bad that it’s hard for a white man to run for president.” Some took him seriously. In August 2007
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