It’s election year in the US. The first primaries have been held in Iowa for the bid of the republican candidate who will contest President Obama in November this year. The winner there: Mitt Romney. For now.
Another Republican contestant, Newt Gingrich, who was in the lead before, declared the elections to turn “ugly”. What else is new? Read More
“You don’t change a country culture from outside” – Lawrence Harrison
“Why do diplomats at the UN from countries like Quawait, Egypt, Tchad, Sudan, Mocambique, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Syria collect hundreds of parking tickets in New York every year? And why do Swedish, Danish, Japanese, Israelian, Norwegian or Canadian diplomats never have parking tickets?” David Brooks wrote this in The New York Times, some time back.
He linked this behavior to corruption and the countries position on the “Transparency International”. Is it culture?