Husain Haqqani, the former ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S. -- the man removed from office because of a dubious memo suggesting that Haqqani, horror of horrors, may have pushed for more democracy in his homeland -- has been let out of Pakistan by the country's Supreme Court, which appears no longer interested in the sorry episode known as "Memogate." Haqqani, readers of Goldblog will recall, is a respected academic who wrote, before taking on the thankless job of ambassador, the best book on the Pakistani military and its relationship to political Islam, "Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military." Our hope here is that Haqqani, now freed from the drudgery of diplomatic work, will turn his attention to writing the definitive book on the tortured relationship between the U.S. and his country.
The U.S. is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?