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Jérôme, DeAnander and several others have opened "The European Tribune".
Those days seem impossibly remote and ...optimistic. We really thought we were creating a new world, a better one. I'm sure people look back at us and laugh in the way punks derided hippies (for good reason; the naivety is painful).
keep to the Fen Causeway
I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
There used to be 100s of sites all offering their own take on US politics. But they quickly went dark through a Darwinian process of elevating the better run sites.
It's not hard to see similar processes occur in both UK Tory politics from 20010 and then again with Labour from 2016.
But each cycle learns from previous ones that naive optimism looks silly in hindsight
keep to the Fen Causeway
The blogosphere has changed significantly also due to the effects of social media and a broader public participating in the "debate". I followed Martin Longman from dKos to Booman Tribune and an early entry to ET. The close-knit community of the Pond has evaporated in time, in part due to the Iraq War but certainly the hostility came about during the 2016 Democratic primary and the promotion of a wrong candidate who had little to offer the American voters.
As my primary interest is US foreign policy, especially due to the 9/11 attacks and the poor reaction of the Bush/Cheney administration to go into Afghanistan and later into Iraq without a goal and end game. The calculated policy to punish Saddam and create chaos in the Middle East has continued under Obama and Trump. NATO has lost it's purpose as a defence pact of nations.
The US conservatives and the British Tory party have succeeded to undermine democratic principles, planet ecology and continued to wreck the environment to meet demands of their capitalist partners to maximize profits. Will inequality lead to a necessary social revolution?
Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
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