21 November 2013, The Tablet

The sleaze goes on

Had Shakespeare been writing his Henry VI, Part Two today, he might have modified the famous line he gave to Dick the butcher in Act Four – “first let’s kill all the lawyers” – to refer to bankers. Of course, honest bankers exist, but as a trade they are even less loved than lawyers. Banks and related sections of the financial industry have been held responsible for the financial crisis and the international economic meltdown that followed it in 2008. The American finance house J.P. Morgan has just agreed a £13 billion settlement with the American Government, a penalty directed at its role in creating the conditions that led to the sub-prime mortgage scandal. Further gigantic claims are in the pipeline. But even the £25bn the firm has set aside to
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User Comments (3)

Comment by: Denis
Posted: 02/12/2015 11:58:20

"We would be nothing without Islam"
Frankly ridiculous. What about the Greeks, don't they deserve a mention; they were rather good at mathematics.

Comment by: guest
Posted: 29/11/2015 17:01:30

“All the Muslim-ruled societies we can see are backward or dysfunctional or both.” duh! and the reason would be....??

Could it possibly have anything to do with a faith-based ideology with no conception of equality or human rights, and no political philosophy but a caliphate where church and state are one?

And that intra-Islam fighting between Sunni and Shiite sects is a leading cause of "humiliation"? 

"we would be nothing without Islam" sounds like a piece of ISIS chest thumping and I am surprised that Tablet editors let that through. This is one more fuzzy wooly article by a Islam apologist trying to put all the blame on the West for poor Muslims feeling humiliated--- tell that to Parisians.

Comment by: orientstar
Posted: 27/11/2015 10:58:44

Really not a bad article until the end: "we would be nothing without Islam"? What utter tosh! We were Catholic Christians before Islam and we still are!