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Europeans are getting post-national, post-religious

Well, except that they're not.

All of the things you say are indeed true of some Europeans in some European countries, but as we have repeatedly demonstrated here, there is less commonality among European approaches to all of those issues than people like to believe.  People see the Europe they want to see.  Yours sounds very nice.

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:15:22 AM EST
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You're right about the facts on the ground™, but I think he's probably right about the trajectory. Not to say that we can't be knocked off that path ...
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:18:19 AM EST
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Not to say that we can't be knocked off that path

Indeed.  We were....

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:19:54 AM EST
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Oh, I don't know. I'd say the long-term trend is still correct. You're just going through a bad couple of decades.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:21:30 AM EST
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I am not sure I agree, maybe the good couple of decades ended two decades ago.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:25:45 AM EST
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Three decades ago.

I'd say the last significant bit of truly progressive legislation in the US was passed, in bipartisan fashion and signed into law by a Republican president, in 1972, with the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

American "liberals"/(self-described left) think today of Jimmy Carter as a left President. He wasn't. Religiosity in the oval office, deregulation in the economy, beginning of the second cold war (US military arms build-up).

And we know what they've done since...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 02:24:17 PM EST
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One can only hope.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Jan 10th, 2007 at 11:27:12 AM EST
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