09/11 Three Years On

Homilies are not my strong point, so I will be brief.

Today is the third anniversary of a sequence of events which changed the course of contemporary world history, and lead to the loss of several thousand vibrant and innocent lives: we will remember them.

Those who died amidst the gnarled and twisted wreckage which remained following the devastation also left behind families, loved ones and friends whose lives have been equally gnarled and torn: we will remember them.

And as we look at the continuing destruction and horror which follows in the wake – whether this be in Madrid, Beslan or Jakarta: we will remember them.

“Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
Laurence Binyon

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About Edward Hugh

Edward 'the bonobo is a Catalan economist of British extraction. After being born, brought-up and educated in the United Kingdom, Edward subsequently settled in Barcelona where he has now lived for over 15 years. As a consequence Edward considers himself to be "Catalan by adoption". He has also to some extent been "adopted by Catalonia", since throughout the current economic crisis he has been a constant voice on TV, radio and in the press arguing in favor of the need for some kind of internal devaluation if Spain wants to stay inside the Euro. By inclination he is a macro economist, but his obsession with trying to understand the economic impact of demographic changes has often taken him far from home, off and away from the more tranquil and placid pastures of the dismal science, into the bracken and thicket of demography, anthropology, biology, sociology and systems theory. All of which has lead him to ask himself whether Thomas Wolfe was not in fact right when he asserted that the fact of the matter is "you can never go home again".

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  1. This is also the anniversary of the U.S.-backed fascist coup in Chile. Its victims deserve to be remembered too.

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