Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I am shocked, I tell you, shocked

Apparently Greece is set to default on massive debt burden. Now who could have predicted that? And while we are on the subject of predictions, I have run out of ways of saying politely: WE TOLD YOU SO. Can't help remembering the story about the great Sovietologist, writer and poet Robert Conquest. When his seminal book The Great Terror was about to have its second and much expanded and, above all, updated edition, the publishers asked him whether they should change the title and if so to what. Conquest said "what about I told you so, you f***ing fools"?

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