Arnon Grunberg



Charles M. Blow writes in The Times: “As we begin inevitably wrangling over budget cuts and other austerity measures, we must not lose sight of the plight of the most vulnerable among us — the ones who have little say and few choices: the nation’s poorest children.
The gap between those children and the rest of our children is already unacceptably wide, and it can’t afford to get wider. In fact, a report entitled “The Children Left Behind,” released by Unicef last Friday, examined inequality in well-being on a wide range of measures among children in 24 of the world’s richest countries. America’s rankings were among the worst.”

(If you read Mr. Blow’s article, please don’t forget to click on the graphic.)

I don’t believe that the decline of the US is something positive, quite the opposite. Sometimes I fear that the US is today’s Austro-Hungarian empire.