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is an appropriately understated response to the many unstated assumptions that constitute the subject ("cohesion")--alternately attributed to either "EU" (supra-national government bureaucracy) or "European" identity (centripetal acceleration of topography)--elevated to the readers' attention by the lamentation of anonymous "independent" Observer's pubic intellectuals (+ SHOW/HIDE).

You are quite correct to unmask the true subject of this editorial. It is "Old Europe's" principal state actors in the theater of world wars and intriguing alliances. This implacable "Balance of Power" defies reduction, whether by fervid romanticism, munition, "Council of Four," or SDR. Any semblance of concerted peace infuriates speculators.

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I say, lamentation for a thing that never was ("cohesion") indicates the fugue state enveloping the Observer's gaze. The editors' speech is invidious, scarcely objective. Look, I am to understand, postulate the current condition of perennial feudal competition for domination, "an empire," is actually an empire. The very agents of EU or Europe's purported demise are its "nationalistic"* constituencies, Hungary and Poland but not Britain. They are not "an alliance of free nations" as is the custom, the British want no part in it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Jan 10th, 2018 at 08:31:51 PM EST

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