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Edward Luce is a graduate of Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He has worked for the Financial Times since 1995 with a one-year break to work in Washington, DC as the speechwriter to Larry Summers, the final US Treasury Secretary of the Clinton administration. He was the FT's Washington bureau chief from 2006 to 2010.
This is as good a diagnosis of America's failings as you will get * Sunday Times *