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The large European states are losing their cultural coherence. To maintain it, they will be forced to trample on people's rights. When that happens they will no longer be worth living in, if what one cares about is the democratic state as opposed to the nation.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 13th, 2005 at 08:52:59 AM EST
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