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I no longer represent any Anglo-Saxon point of view. That was 40 years ago. I DO represent (in my own mind) the Nordic point of view. The Nordic point of view is imperfect, but, I believe, it represents the best of empathic Europe at the moment. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland: the best models imho for the future of Europe as a continent of PEOPLE...

...at peace.

I will never see that - but I am prepared to work toward it.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 05:20:00 PM EST
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Sven Triloqvist:
I no longer represent any Anglo-Saxon point of view. That was 40 years ago. I DO represent (in my own mind) the Nordic point of view. The Nordic point of view is imperfect, but, I believe, it represents the best of empathic Europe at the moment. Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland: the best models imho for the future of Europe as a continent of PEOPLE...

nice one sven, still looking for a sense of 'psychic home' myself. sure wish i could feel prouder of italy right now.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 05:33:07 AM EST
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Finland didn't seem that good a decision in 1974 - but the deeper I've got the more I like it. There's a psychological element, I'm sure - so much of Finland today reminds me of childhood in the Leicestershire countryside.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Jun 10th, 2009 at 02:00:27 PM EST
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a psychological element? nah...

:)

funny you say that about childhood, the woods here in italy remind me of the idealised woods i grew up with in england, robin hood, maid marian, and sir lancelot kind.

user-friendly

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Jun 11th, 2009 at 02:09:16 AM EST
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Which reminds me of a new tagline for the Anglo Disease - 'Usury-Friendly'

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by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Jun 11th, 2009 at 02:45:25 AM EST
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