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You and I live in a country whose national motto is let others do the inventing... I am not very hopeful.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 6th, 2010 at 04:18:33 PM EST
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My cynical opinion is that is a continuing result from the internal war Spain had in the 1930s.  Fascism is ultimately the ideology of the status quo and the mind set it engenders is actively hostile to innovation.

Couple with the cultural and intellectual deficiencies of Roman Catholicism and one has the recipe for stagnation.
 

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Jun 7th, 2010 at 12:21:13 PM EST
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It appears to be an anti-European quip by Unamuno in a debate with Ortega y Gasset in 1906 (Spanish wikipedia).

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 7th, 2010 at 12:25:59 PM EST
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