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No. I'm asking you
  1. who speaks for The West?
  2. do those people speak for you?
  3. does that mean you're in The West?

Also, what happens when more than one different group claims to speak for The West? To pick up Colman's and your WWII reference, Franco claimed that Spain was the "Spiritual Reserve of the West". Not that anyone else in The West, especially the Leaders of the Free World, was listening to him, but he represents another tradition of murderous thugs claiming to represent The West.

I'm going on geography (what people refer to as the "Western Hemisphere"), religion (Judeo-Christian tradition), tradition of classical liberal values, shared cultural traditions, etc. etc.

Who speaks for The Western Hemisphere? Who speaks for Judeo-Christian Tradition? Who speaks for Classical Liberals?

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 11:52:46 AM EST
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