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I fully agree that the EU looks like post-democracy.

But so do both the country I currently live in (the UK - which is not bound by Maastricht) and the one in which I was born (France, who at some point gave all levels of power except the EP to an allegedly leftist party, only to get right-wing economics if, admittedly and that was welcome, left-wing social policies).

Post-democracy seems to be a feature of our times, one which we must fight, but not, I think, one limited to the EU. International trade agreements apparently among the major culprits.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Jun 2nd, 2015 at 10:48:06 AM EST
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Not to mention our 800-pound adolescent across the pond, where our supposedly socialist president is busy pushing a trans-pacific trade deal that is being kept secret even from the legislators who are expected to approve it, not to mention the population who will have to live with it.

Now where are we going and what's with the handbasket?
by budr on Thu Jun 4th, 2015 at 01:40:06 PM EST
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