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Hard, really, to imagine the Buba participating in the European project. Or the Germans.

I don't think this is really that hard to understand...some think Germany is at the heart of Europe. Some think a better ally is and always was Russia. No surprise given certain developments in this latter country that it was hard to see Russia in that light for a couple of bourgeois generations...

But it is still hard to tell who is more European, Germany or Russia.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Sun Jun 19th, 2011 at 04:36:22 AM EST
Jerome said once that as an adolescent he had to choose between German and Russian as a foreign language to study. He chose Russian to know thy enemy. I think he chose the wrong language if that was his intention.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 19th, 2011 at 09:57:58 AM EST
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He did learn english after all.
by IM on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 03:24:44 AM EST
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And Russian well enough to do fieldwork in Ukraine for his PhD dissertation.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 03:44:34 AM EST
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But since his passion is wind, german wuold have benn more useful. And since in his interpretation the anglo-saxons are the problem, english is the right language.

You, on the other hand, certainly learned german?

by IM on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 03:50:00 AM EST
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Yes, and English and French and Italian. But my motivation was certainly not to learn the language of the enemy.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 03:51:44 AM EST
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I tried to learn french out of the purest european motives, but never was not particulary successful.
by IM on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 04:00:19 AM EST
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Guess why I learnt Russian? ;) Not that I recall that much of the language now.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 05:59:41 AM EST
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[Starvid's Rysskräck™ Technology]

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 06:01:28 AM EST
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