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Brazil's Crisis, in Two Sentences or Less

August 23, 2018

Esse artigo foi publicado em português na revista Época 

The email came from a friend, a well-known American journalist:

“What’s happening to Brazil? Is this the apocalypse? Can you elucidate and explain in two sentences?”

I stared dumbly at my computer. Two pages: Tudo bem. But two sentences? I was reminded of the old quote, sometimes attributed to the 17th century French philosopher Blaise Pascal: “If I’d had more time, I would have written a shorter...

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