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Have you noticed that institutions with dictatorial power meant to be invoked in extraordinary circumstances tend to stay, if only by pretending these extraordinary circumstances still exist (like, say, war on terror...)?

"People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them." - Jean Monnet
by Melanchthon on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 11:27:46 AM EST
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Yes, I have noticed that and am aware of the problems Jake references also. Both would have to be addressed in some way, or we could just continue as we are. A fine choice!

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 11:36:11 AM EST
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Or they reinvent themselves - like NATO and Iran?  Fortunately, if you can hang around long enough an appropriate bogeyman will come along to justify your continued existence...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 11:41:06 AM EST
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