Europe has always had an exceedingly tumultuous experience with the imposition of Eastern dogmatic religions (Judeo-Christian-Islamic) atop its Western polyvalent spiritualism (secularist paganism). The authoritarian, ecumenical impulses of the former have been breaking down inexorably for at least four centuries now into a fractured, decentralized patchwork.
posted on 05/30/2003 10:08:03 PM PDT
"The authoritarian, ecumenical impulses of the former have been breaking down inexorably for at least four centuries now into a fractured, decentralized patchwork."
Exactly, beginning with the fleeing of people from Europe for the new world (America). And why were these people fleeing Europe, to escape the oppressive rule of church and state. So today, we have some people who want to re-create that European model here.
Maybe it is we who still have something to learn and not the EU.
posted on 05/30/2003 10:29:15 PM PDT
(Ah yes the liberal democrats, united as ever in opportunism and error. Tony Blair 3/18/03)
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