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Eh oh, time-out!
... if the only way to make the people understand is to bring the nation-state to its fiscal knees, well, let's do it.
The revolutionaries please chill down a bit. May be living in the UK is hopelessly atrocious :) But I mostly like my country and would rather keep it more or less intact for the time being if you don't mind.

We desperately need a democratically-elected body big enough to take on global companies.
It will be either big or democratic, but not both. See, democracy is messy and takes a long to establish itself with all its niceties. And global companies are a threat now.
by Francois in Paris on Tue Dec 13th, 2005 at 08:27:24 AM EST
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It will be either big or democratic, but not both
it will be, as usual, a compromise, like the nation-state was. But it's about time we admit it's going to happen, or we can really get used to irrelevancy. US and USSR had a strategic interest in Europe as political and economic battlefield, I believe China and India will not share that interest.
by toyg (g.lacava@gmail.com) on Tue Dec 13th, 2005 at 12:19:34 PM EST
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