|The Violence Card
|EVER since the culture wars of
the 1980s, Americans have been
familiar with "the race card" -
an epithet used to discredit real
and imagined cries of racism.
Less familiar, however, is an equally
cynical rhetorical tactic that I call "the
Here's how it works. When confronted
with an instance of racially charged
violence against a black ...
|AFEW days ago, Alan
Greenspan, the former
chairman of the Federal
Reserve, spoke out in
defence of his successor.
Attacks on Ben Bernanke by
Republicans, he told The
Financial Times, are "wholly
inappropriate and destructive."
He's right about that - which
makes this one of the very few
things the ex-maestro has