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Monday, October 13, 2008


Historian Simon Schama, talking on this morning's Start the Week on Radio 4:

"this time it's about America, that was founded on the premise of unlimited plenty, which could be released only if you apply hard work and the kind of Benjamin Franklin resourcefulness. Realise that you can still be America, but you must acknowledge realistically [that] you're living in an age of limits. If you want your children and your grandchildren to have a chance on a dying planet they must observe a different philosophy about what we do with the limits."

Posted by Phil at 8:08 PM
Edited on: Monday, October 13, 2008 8:11 PM
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