Monday, March 17, 2003
Don't expect any help from the American Left - 17th March 2003, 20.43

There is a constituency in the United States that either misunderstands or pretends to ignore the authoritarian tendencies lurking within the structures of the European Union. It's either institutionalised in the government or on the Left. The EU is a "cosmopolitan democracy" and,

The kind of solidaristic values and confidence in the public sphere needed to support such an ambitious, enlightened project can be found today, ironically, only in Europe.

Solidarity is becoming a potentially frightening phrase in Europe, used to demand unity and silence dissenting voices. One could trust the TPs to sully and pollute the struggles at Gdansk.

As an antidote, I had to read Scruton. Recommended


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