This seems like a good reason to levy a tax per trade on the exchanges.
William Safire recalls his role in the Nixon-Khrushchev "kitchen debate." The year before, there was a Soviet computer exhibition in New York. A group of my friends and I took the opportunity to harass the exhibitors about the superiority of digital versus analog. Got that one right!
The two best articles I've found on the Henry Louis Gates uproar:
bmaz on contempt of cop
Jim Sleeper on civil society