Just listening to Mark Steyn talking about the term “developing countries”, which implies that lawless nations such as Yemen are simply in the process of acquiring liberty and prosperity, rather than bogged down in a culture of violence and terrorism, to which there seems to end. What about the “developed countries”? Have we stopped developing or something? Are our economies no longer growing? It sounds like an environmentalist fantasy. I’m not questioning the origins of the term, merely pondering its implications.