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March 21, 2009

Rage Is The Rage


Newsweek, along with much of the media, is consumed right now with the theme of populist rage. (I couldn’t quite tell from the thumbnail but I think their new cover offers an historical pic of people wielding pitchforks.)

I was interested in this photo leading off the accompanying slideshow, juxtaposing images of historic panics with samples from the current crisis. In marked contrast to America’s mostly quiet streets, it seems this photo (from Argentina in the early ’90’s) made the lead because it shows real violence and, if you look at it quickly, almost has the feel of the Capitol in the distance.

Wanna make something of it?   

“Hard Times” slide show (Newsweek)

(Ali Burafi/Getty Images – Argentina)

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