"I Wish I Hadn't Said That"
Saturday, 2 November 2002
A bit of follow-up research on the "Code Base" item below, turned up this story on an unfortunately frank comment by George Soros on global politics and the Brazilian presidential election:
In Ancient Rome, only Romans voted. In modern global capitalism, only Americans vote, Brazilians do not.
The report makes it clear that Soros doesn't deny making the remark, although he does differ with Brazilian reporter Clóvis Rossi on how Rossi came by the quotation: Rossi maintains that Soros made the remark in conversation with him; Soros that Rossi indulged in a spot of eavesdropping.
For some reason, I'm starting to become quite fascinated by Latin American politics.