The Rightist Future of America: Pakistan

I’ve often made the comparison between the rightist idea of what America should be and the realities of developing countries, but NYT columnist and personal hero Nicholas Kristof, has finally put it into words. Pakistan (along with many developing countries) sports low taxes, underfunded schools, underfunded health care, criminalization of homosexuality, unapologetic use of religion in schools and state functions and endorsement of a single faith as a state religion, and, most importantly, extravagant military expenditures while allowing her poor to starve and live under squalid conditions. In short, Pakistan is the dream world of the American right.

Check it out:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/05/opinion/05kristof.html?_r=1&src=ISMR_HP_LO_MST_FB

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About Pete Larson

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Nagasaki University Institute for Tropical Medicine

One response to “The Rightist Future of America: Pakistan”

  1. Fernando-desu says :

    But remember each one will claim the real god.

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