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Joshua Keating is a staff writer at Slate focusing on international affairs.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
How Would We Report on the Government Shutdown if It Happened in Another Country?
WASHINGTON, United States—The typical signs of state failure aren’t evident on the streets of this sleepy capital city. Beret-wearing colonels have not yet taken to the airwaves to declare martial law. Money-changers are not yet buying stacks of useless greenbacks on the street.