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Big Picture Shit pt. 3

I’m a big fan of people who take the bigger view, so was interested to see the BBC correspondents predictions for 2012.  There were the things you’d expect: Syria, Egypt, Eurozone Crisis, US presidential elections.  Then there was this cracker from Mark Mardell, the North America editor:

“Revolution and economic crisis.Tectonic plates are shifting. Five hundred years ago, the West began its political, economic and scientific domination of the world. History since then has been about the impact of this imbalance – but the era is ending.”

Now, that’s what I call framing.  The question then becomes ‘What will come next?’

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