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Denmark leads the way once again. I hope, and confidently expect, we'll be getting a new barrage of hype about the "Danish model" in the French media.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 02:30:47 AM EST
You think you jest, but I'm already getting a barrage from libertarian types about the Danish health reforms.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 08:05:46 AM EST
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I only half think I jest. Honest.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 08:42:39 AM EST
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I'd rather Denmark lead the way than Sweden. They have better jazz clubs in Copenhagen and, of course, better beer and bitters than anywhere else in the world.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:31:53 PM EST
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While we're re-gaining our beer culture after decades of Carlsberg, it's still fairly slow going. I'd recommend, Bayern, the Czech Republic or Belgium if you're looking for really good beer. We don't murder it like the Swedish do, but that hardly gives brownie points in my book.

And besides, it takes both beer, sausage and saurkraut to make a Biergarten. Denmark can do the beer passably, but Swedish sausage is much superior to the crap that passes for it in Denmark.

And on matters political, Denmark wins the Most Pig-Headed Atlanticists North of London Award hands down.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:52:26 PM EST
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carlsberg er ikke den worst vi har, nej?

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 01:09:19 PM EST
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Plus i'll take dansker polser med remoulade over the swedish stuff anyday, dyed cherry red please.

You know I've been to Copenhagen maybe a dozen times, most every other major town in DK at least once. Never seen the mermaid, but been to the Carlsberg/Tuborg brewery on tour three times. Each time trying to drink one of each of the labels - that's hard you know, that's a lot of labels. Start with the Greenlander beers, that gets you paced right.

You're right about hof though, but if you use it to chase bitters you'll be ok.

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

by r------ on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 01:12:19 PM EST
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If you do, just counter that it's actually called the Swedish model. They were the better part of a decade earlier than us according to some scholars (and given the prevalence of originally Swedish words in the language used to describe the Danish welfare state, it sounds plausible). And you really would prefer analogies to Sweden over analogies to Denmark on almost any political topic.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Apr 1st, 2008 at 12:58:23 PM EST
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