The not-so-noble new law of the sea

“I had decided that it is the fate of my generation never to have known the noble law of the sea, and to live, instead, in an era when the captain leaves his ship not last, but first. Call it the new spirit of capitalism, ushered in with all the other forms of ruthlessness that mark contemporary times…” Rachel Kushner, in the London Review of Books, reflects on the sinking of the Costa Concordia.

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