Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I'm not as much of a doomer on American society from a social standpoint as most people - mostly because in my experience here the number of people that have truly drank the kool-aid is fairly low - but I'm not optimistic about the world's prospects due to encroaching resource scarcity. All the fabulous institutions Europe put together during the 20th century (the best on the planet, IMO) will be shown to be as ephemeral and tenuous as anything in the face of energy, water, and food shortages. Hopefully we're planting the seeds for something better after the chaos has settled and the elite's networks of power have dissipated, but there is no way to know.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Feb 28th, 2008 at 02:24:41 PM EST

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