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Saturday, March 08, 2003  

EU vs US

OK xxxxx, I was spouting a lot of gloomy "the EU is an evil european socialist plot" arguments that were mostly fed by this den Beste article. Paranoid ranting? Maybe. Then again, Porphyrogenitus breaks down Belgium's plan and the same writer describes the political structure as an Impersonal Bureaucracy that turns the idea of representative democracy upside down.

Update: From another long den Beste article. Anti-americanism in Europe is rooted in Neo-Marxism, the political religion that is the Opium of the Intellectuals.

Update: A new on-topic loooong article from Porphyrogenitus on Collectivist Internationalism.

posted by Calvin | 8:52 PM

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Raymond Aron, Forward, The Opium of the Intellectuals

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