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25 May 2005



Eyes glazing over... Germany? Whatever...
More importantly:
Sideways, American Beauty, and Lost in Translation? What's up with hating them so much? Why so much hate?


"... namely the long-term untenability of a political philosophy that demands the subjectation of self-interest (or national interest) for the benefit of an uncertain “other”" - expand a bit on this. Not sure I quite agree on it as a characterisation of the key weakness of European social democracy. After all, all politics demand that we at some stage put the common interest (often, if not admittedly always, an uncertain 'other') before our own.

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