The Gathering Storm

Publius is worried by the emotions unleashed by the Mumbai atrocities:

I fear we could be on the brink of WWI-style situation where we lose control of events. In the run-up to WWI, even though everyone knew on some level that nationalistic overreaction would lead to even more horrible outcomes, the internal politics drove them all past the point of no return. Events ultimately spiraled out of control, and the 20th Century never fully recovered. I don’t have any answers – but the rising anger in India is arguably the most urgent issue on Earth at the moment. So I hope someone does.