Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

17 Apr 2003, 22:04 p.m.

When should I leave the US? Zack suggests: "I…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

When should I leave the US? Zack suggests: "I think my personal last straw will be the outcome of the 2004 elections, and in particular whether there will be reason to believe that they are rigged." A useful metric, although I worry that in the next year and a half I'll ignore some other crucial harbinger.

[Update: "You have two choices: live under US domestic policy; or live under US foreign policy."]