The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
Besides, before the 1850s abolishing slavery would have been unthinkable. Prior to the 1890s, labour unions were considered criminal syndicates. Before 1945, all reasonably serious political parties had (or could on short notice form) armed militias. Before the 1960s, terror bombing and concentration camps were considered perfectly acceptable as long as you kept them in the colonies (today empires tend to at least have the decency to pretend to be ashamed of such activities). Before the 1970s, murdering black people and gays was fun for the whole family. Before the late 1980s to early '90s, fistfights were considered a healthy sportsmanlike activity for young and adolescent males.
So hey, progress.
Austerity can only be implemented in the shadow of a concentration camp.
by Metatone - Dec 5 11 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Dec 5 1 comment
by marco - Nov 30 6 comments
by Bjinse - Nov 24 13 comments
by afew - Nov 28 45 comments
by vbo - Nov 21 8 comments
by Oui - Nov 9 1 comment
by Ted Welch - Nov 15 10 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Dec 5
by Frank Schnittger - Dec 51 comment
by Metatone - Dec 511 comments
by marco - Nov 306 comments
by afew - Nov 2845 comments
by Bjinse - Nov 2413 comments
by Oui - Nov 2317 comments
by vbo - Nov 218 comments
by Metatone - Nov 2030 comments
by gmoke - Nov 195 comments
by Oui - Nov 196 comments
by Cyrille - Nov 18107 comments
by Ted Welch - Nov 1510 comments
by Oui - Nov 14
by Oui - Nov 1210 comments
by afew - Nov 1233 comments
by madeleine kando - Nov 1114 comments
by Crazy Horse - Nov 1154 comments
by Oui - Nov 91 comment