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If any of us - or anyone - knew that we'd be off taking over the world.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2006 at 08:17:38 AM EST
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In fact, I can't work out what the EU is, never mind Europe.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2006 at 08:19:49 AM EST
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Just borrow Franco's definition of Spain: a unity of destiny in the universal.

When you're done parsing that, would you mind explaining it to me?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2006 at 08:21:56 AM EST
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Actually it is quite a good distillation of fascism.

The universal is "the other", "the danger", "the challenge."

The unity of the destiny symbolises the belief that "the people are one" and propelled (destiny) to confront the universal and conquer it. It emphasises exceptionalism too.

Admittedly, you can put non-fascist interpretations to these concepts, but it does seem to me to fit well with Franco and other famous fascists. At the same time you can see the psychological parallels with people like the Bush administration in this attitude.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2006 at 08:58:16 AM EST
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