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I once read a short story set during a future economic depression in the US. Unfortunately I can't remember the author or title. An journalist from Egypt (which has an Islamic fundamentalist government) travels to Florida to write a profile about an American rock star who has turned himself into a populist political leader with an anti-capitalist, xenophobic message. He blames all the country's problems on foreign corporations which are exploiting hard-working Americans and taking wealth out of the country, but neglects to mention that American businesses did the same to the rest of the world back when their country was rich and powerful.

No doubt someone else here will know who wrote the story.

by Gag Halfrunt on Sat Apr 7th, 2007 at 03:42:13 PM EST
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