Monday, July 16, 2012

Quantum physics as a political metaphor

There is a somewhat amusing column Our Political Black Hole in the New York Times by Gail Collins. It considers the fictional response of US presidential candidates to the discovery of the Higgs boson. I found it somewhat amusing, but in someways it is a bit painfully close to the truth.
This is a bit how I feel when I watch the classic BBC political comedy, Yes Minister.

Perhaps Gail Collins use of physics metaphor was inspired by David Javerbaum's earlier NYT column A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney.

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