Saturday, February 12, 2011

We've been there before

Same crowds, same adulation, same stupid comments in the media ... but it all went wrong. People in the streets is a symptom of a larger malaise. Symptoms are not necessarily the cure – most often medicine is needed as well. We haven't seen that yet, but we do know that the last lot nearly killed the patient.

The time for celebrating, therefore, is a long, long way away. Pankaj Mishra has got it right in one sense - in one sense only ... the battle is only now about to begin. Now is the time to be worried ... seriously worried.