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the USA and its relationship to Europe, you'd have to go a lot further back, to where Britain, France, Spain, West Africa and even Russia were important influences and antagonists. Those relationships still echo today.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 04:44:49 PM EST

 Okay, thanks.

  But how, in your opinion, are those aspects essential in understanding the points I want to raise about Bush's arbitrary power and Europe as a potential counter-example and resistant to it?

  Are the older relations you mention vital to that understanding, and vital to the picture I would like to present?

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by proximity1 on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 04:48:02 PM EST
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my off-the-cuff to Migu was to you also.

My main point was that US driven globalization is fundamentally different from colonialization - not least because they were unleashed on the world at entirely different stages in the evolution of the noosphere.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 06:06:43 PM EST
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