Turn of Phrase

Once belief is gone, the churches begin to empty. You could see this accelerating disbelief in bankruptcy court in December 2001, when, as if in the last scene of an old-fashioned bedroom farce, the “inevitability” of Global corporate leadership came face to face with Enron, filing for government protection from its private debts.

Via John Ralston Saul’s essay The collapse of globalism: And the rebirth of nationalism published in the March 2014 issue of Harpers (subscription required).

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