A Failed State?

The metric of terror measures losses far beyond the killing zone of a car bomb. In the week following the Bali explosion that killed nearly 200, Ramlah Yasin sat on the floor of an office at a shuttered factory on the outskirts of Jakarta wondering if she, too, should be counted as a victim. Yasin, 30, worked for 11 years as a cloth cutter on the assembly lines of a shoe manufacturer, but a month ago her employer was forced to close after U.S. athletic gear giant Nike stopped ordering sneakers. Yasin has been looking for work, but now she has...

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