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  "an illness of the Anglo-Saxon mind"?--- no, thank you.  I'll pass.

   Let me agree whole-heartedly with you here, before getting back to the just-above:

   "More of this EU will not help. It needs to become a different EU and it's hard to see how that's going to happen in the current political environment without serious damage to the institutions."

    That's quite good, in my opinion.

   But illnesses of 'the Anglo-Saxon mind' don't help or get us anywhere.

   I used my Anglo-Saxon mind to read Bertrand Russell and Robert Heilbroner and--speaking of (linguistically) "German minds," I like "them" as much as any others.  I used the same mind it to reject most of what I was taught about the neo-lib pantheon's belief-system--a pantheon which includes people who spoke German or Italian or French.  Whatever there is to the idea of national minds is much, much over-rated, I contend.  
 

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge

by proximity1 on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 08:49:41 AM EST
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