There’s a somewhat strange meme (really mini-meme) slowly starting to make the rounds of the world’s press: Bono (that’s right, U2’s lead singer) as candidate to replace World Bank president James Wolfensohn after his scheduled departure this upcoming May. American readers may be more familiar with this concept than most, since I understand that Treasury Secretary John Snow advanced something like that idea recently on the ABC television network.
The thought didn’t start with Snow, however, as Ruurd Ubels makes clear in coverage of the issue in the Netherlands’ Nederlands Dagblad. (That’s the openly “Christian” – meaning Reformed Protestant – Dutch newspaper.) (more…)