I refuse to accept that Western civilization is like some hopeless old version of Microsoft DOS, doomed to freeze, then crash. I still cling to the hope that the United States is the Mac to Europe’s PC, and that if one part of the West can successfully update and reboot itself, it’s America.
Niall Ferguson, in Newsweek, writing how America can avoid imminent collapse (or, as the story’s hed tells it, this is America’s ‘Oh shit!' moment.
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