Daniel W. Drezner

Your time-travel sentence of the day

This one goes out to those readers old enough to have some kind of memory of the Cold War.  Imagine, for a second, if you could go back in time and tell the people of, say, 1983 that, twenty-five years later, the following sentence would be written:  The Russian stock market’s rise can be traced ...

This one goes out to those readers old enough to have some kind of memory of the Cold War.  Imagine, for a second, if you could go back in time and tell the people of, say, 1983 that, twenty-five years later, the following sentence would be written

The Russian stock market’s rise can be traced to positive news on the nationalization of US mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

I’m going to be trying to wrap my head around the concepts in that sentence for the rest of the day. 

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He blogged regularly for Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2014. Twitter: @dandrezner

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