Over at my Patreon channel, I am featuring an occasional series looking into questions of inevitablity and "what might have been" had the Powers That Be paid attention, or, probably more pertinent, stopped sabotaging the Good and been strung up as befits Evil.
This weekend's focus is Sir Jimmy Goldsmith (1933-1997), whom I had the fascinating occasion to interview in the mid 1980s when I was a cub reporter in the early years of The Washington Times.
Sir Jimmy belongs in such a restrospective for many reasons, but what drew my eye recently was his 1993 book The Trap, an eloquent and crystal-prescient warning against the global nightmare then intensifying with the entrance in "the market" of billions of people from impoverished regions of the world. He saw everything that Donald Trump would see and run against in 2016. But that was nearly a quarter-century later, after so much hellish damage to humanity had already been done.
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