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What’s so hard about nation-building?

From today’s NYT

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  1. Haha!

    Posted January 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Permalink
  2. William Easterly wrote:

    Discussion on Twitter from@joshuafoust:

    1. Wow… that graphic is so wrong it’s almost mendaciously misleading.

    2. New post: Ghilzais and Durranis, Sittin’ in a Tree –

    Posted January 31, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Permalink
  3. William Easterly wrote:

    There’s an old line about Russia: “it’s a country about which it is impossible to write the truth.”

    Probably applies to a lot of American analysis of many countries very different from USA.

    Posted January 31, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Permalink
  4. Una wrote:

    Oh ho ho ho ho ho.

    Ahem, professor Easterly. Josh wrote a good post about why that graphic is misleading. You should excerpt his response, given your very obvious lack of understanding about this subject.

    Posted February 2, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

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  1. By uberVU - social comments on February 1, 2010 at 1:56 am

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