Sunday, March 16, 2003

The capricious ambition of kings and ministers has not, during the present and the preceding century, been more fatal to the repose of Europe, than the impertinent jealousy of merchants and manufacturers. The violence and injustice of the rulers of mankind is an ancient evil, for which, I am afraid, the nature of human affairs can scarce admit of a remedy. But the mean rapacity, the monopolizing spirit of (drug dealers) merchants and manufacturers, who neither are, nor ought to be, the rulers of mankind, though it cannot perhaps be corrected, may very easily be prevented from disturbing the tranquillity of any body but themselves.
--Adam Smith, The Wealth Of Nations, pg. 382 (Emphasis on drug barons added by Jozef imrich)

Assassination The Assassin's Footsteps: Serbia Loses More Than a Leader
Writing in the New York Times, OSI Senior Policy Advisor Laura Silber says the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic is not only a blow to his country's reform hopes, but should also be a wake-up call to U.S. foreign policy strategists.
· Zoran [Soros]