Something happened in early 2011 that hasn’t happened in decades, perhaps centuries—and we didn’t even notice it. That is, we didn’t see it for what it was.
unrest from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya rocked the Arab world and threw
the globe into political crisis. Within days, an
earthquake-tsunami-nuclear calamity of terrifying proportions shocked
Japan and sent the world reeling once again, even as the globe’s
financial markets shuddered to sustain themselves while states and
nations tottered on the brink of bankruptcy—where many still linger.