Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
My job is to protect EuroTrib from America-bashing, not England-bashing, but it sure looks to me like there's a lot of pot-calling-kettle-black in here.

From this side of the pond, Europe looks like a bunch of smallish nation-states that are peckishly fighting about stuff on the fringes rather than confronting the central issues. I don't see a huge difference between EU-phobia or EU-philia in France and England, or Poland, or Italy, for example. You've got a bunch of politicians who are trying to protect their own mayoral-scale empires instead of thinking about the overall European situation.

Seriously, the argument in Belgium, for example, is like the argument between Western Rhode Islanders and Narragansett Bay Rhode Islanders about the highway through Providence. So local as to be painful.

by asdf on Tue Mar 11th, 2008 at 08:18:51 AM EST

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