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Depressingly right is a reference, basically, to Keynes v Austerity.

Depressingly wrong: I had no idea, before the financial crisis, of what a destructive device the single currency could be, and of what a horror France and Germany had created by binding everyone together by the currency supposedly in the interests of ever-closer union. Now I know.

It's probably no more than an expression of "leaning", or an emotional stance, but I'm still a federalist. That is, I think we're better together than each one to his own. However, what I once considered as something that would by and large end up as some form of federation, I now see as in all likelihood doomed. I could say, "I won't see it, but some day it will happen because it must". But there's no inevitability in history, or at least, it's an overrated notion.

I'm sad about this, because I feel more European than (insert whatever nationality). But I'd better get used to it. After all, I feel more human than (insert whatever nationality), and look what a fuck-up the whole world is.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Nov 1st, 2014 at 01:11:40 PM EST
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