Peter, sounds like a good weekend. I am currently reading a book 1968: The Year That Rocked the World by Mark Kurlansky. 68 is the year I graduated from h s, but apparently I led a sheltered life. There was a lot going on in the world and politics were intense. Besides the civil rights, anti-war and Che posters here, in France they were producing hundreds of silk screen prints a day to promote their protests, and the protests in eastern Europe added their own art. Looks like interesting stuff. What did you buy?
As for the future, I wonder if we will look back on 2008 and call it the year that rocked the world in another way, when global growth collided with finite natural resources. The sub prime crisis may seem like a small footnote as BRIC implements its growth plans. And the more controlled aspects of their economies will cause mistakes to be made along the way with the risk of political turmoil. Enough philosophizing. Hare