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This merits a very long answer but I don't have time for that. So I'll say it without the nuance.

Like many left-wing blogs, ET is an antidote to the meaningless, self-satisfied and often spectacularly uninformed discourse in traditional media, which is pulling the centre of what is 'acceptable', 'serious' and the very idea of what we can do to the right. By participating we contribute to the antidote, co-create meaning, expand the scope of what is politically possible in our minds.

There are many other 'things' ET is 'about', but I say that is the main thing.

There are many other blogs out there doing the same thing, but ET is one of the best and at the same time the only one adapted specifically for Europe.

As a reference, see redstar/jerome's post Why we blog

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 09:51:17 AM EST
Afeter poemless and dodo reading I thought I  wanted to write soemthing like this.. but I knew someone would do it better than myslef..

Here's nanne.

case in point... this is the best place where other people will explain what you think, saying it one hundred times better than you would ever do.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 10:26:31 AM EST
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Ditto here!

And it is a great place for learning, be it about concrete, oil, bubbles - finally found a use for the statistic lectures I had at the university some decades ago and wondering what I should be doing with - helps some with all those charts. And it is a great community, great people!

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 10:32:47 AM EST
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Now stop the mutual admiration society routine before you get suspicious :-) Let's talk a bit about nuclear energy or...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 01:14:49 PM EST
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