A Life and Death Choice Between Two Systems
October 8, 2014 • 2:53PM

This week as the G-20 and the IMF/World Bank meet in Washington, D.C., the BRICS will be meeting on the sidelines to discuss further implementation of the BRICS New Development Bank, recently created in July at the BRICS summit in Brazil. This week is thus a tale of two systems in one city. As such it represents what the German poet Friedrich Schiller described as a “pregnant moment,” a moment when either leadership is provided to advance humanity or the failure to do so results in humanity’s tragic destruction.

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