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Sort of off-topic, it's an interesting use of the term cordon sanitaire.  I had previously only heard it used as a military term, which is apparently not the usual usage.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Jun 8th, 2007 at 02:33:36 PM EST
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More about cordon sanitaire in Belgium

The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)
by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Fri Jun 8th, 2007 at 02:43:59 PM EST
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It troubles me that such a blatantly racist party could get such a high percentage of the vote.
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Jun 8th, 2007 at 03:02:06 PM EST
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Yes, frightening.
And this in one of the richest countries of the world.

The struggle of man against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting.(Kundera)
by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Fri Jun 8th, 2007 at 03:14:13 PM EST
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Riches don't lead to wisdom, evidently.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Fri Jun 8th, 2007 at 03:59:40 PM EST
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There are plenty of examples of wealthy racist nationalists in Europe.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 9th, 2007 at 01:54:01 PM EST
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