Ken Connor

A week after Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (otherwise known as Massive Bank Bailout Number One), noted journalist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens penned a scathing indictment of the measure in which he lambasted the contemptible state of America's government and economy.  Writing for Vanity Fair, he asserted that the financial crisis and the government's response to it more resembled the kind of phenomenon one would expect to see in Zimbabwe, Venezuela, or Equatorial Guinea.  The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, Hitchens observed, was beginning to look eerily like a banana republic:

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Ken Connor

Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.