Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
This is annoying. In my mind one of the things that ET does is strive to seek to develop a broad narrative from a perspective that may be different to the dominant one 'out there' at the moment.  And reaching that is by no means complete and has involved so much discussion with many different views piling in. And perhaps some rough consensus forms on some issues.  Perhaps some people aren't going to be convinced by certain perspectives but it doesn't amount to them not being valid and not being given the space for discussion just because Jerome isn't on board or any other FPers.  There's no list of 'must not be spoken of' topics.

Plenty of debate has gone on around equality issues in diaries of mine that have never reached a consensus. or are you only thinking of an apparent consensus that exists around banking and finance?

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Sun Apr 5th, 2009 at 04:15:38 PM EST
To that I would add that, in some cases, where we have had controversies and hurt feelings, it has certainly not been a case of FPrs vs. "others."  There have been FPrs on both sides of the same argument.  It seems to me that part of what we need are thicker skins.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Apr 5th, 2009 at 10:09:50 PM EST
[ Parent ]
It seems to me that part of what we need are thicker skins

How dare you imply that I need a thicker skin!

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Mon Apr 6th, 2009 at 07:17:46 AM EST
[ Parent ]
I think what we need right now is for somebody to mention the nazis so that we can call "Godwin" on this discussion and move on.

Uh hey, I just did, didn't I


The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Mon Apr 6th, 2009 at 10:41:57 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series