Monday, June 06, 2005

Good morning, America (End of the European dream)

One aspect of the French/Dutch rejection of the European Union constitution has not been examined in depth, and that is its impact on world politics. The Euro and other elements of European economic integration may remain stable, but political integration has been short-circulated. What happens, meanwhile, to the EU as a counter to the US and its unilateralism? The first major setback for this anti-US grouping, EU, Russia and China included, was the reelection of Bush. Managing a nation-state is difficult enough, and one grand European behemoth looks a hopelessly Utopian enterprise. The impact on India will not be telling, because the government has not tilted in any way in favour of Europe and against America, and that was the whole point of the French anger at Air India for buying Boeing and not Airbus. Thank God for us that we did not listen to those who wanted us to play off the Europeans against the Americans. More and more, this looks like another American century. The limits of bloc politics has been reached. There looks no organising principle above a nation state that will succeed.

13 Comments:

At June 06, 2005 8:13 PM, Anonymous Kledo said...

Jerk, with respect to results of Lebanese elections I guess it will be Israeli army coming back to Southern Lebanon. :)

 
At June 06, 2005 9:31 PM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

Another little antiAmerican (not the people)socialist state called New Zealand goes to the polls in September with what looks like a big change in Government much to the dismay of the lefties and Greenies. Immigration is one big issue.

 
At June 06, 2005 10:02 PM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

If you are interested in the political dirt slingling read http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?c-id=1&objectID=10329388 (I do not know how to create a link)

Also, who is Gro Harlem Brundtland? (Same link as above but 10329384). Our sociallist PM's hero(ine).

 
At June 06, 2005 10:12 PM, Blogger erp said...

If anyone knows how to create a link, would they as an act of charity please point us in the right direction. I've wasted a lot of time trying to find some information to no avail.

I'd post my email address,but I don't know the protocol for that.

 
At June 06, 2005 10:48 PM, Blogger Fjordman said...

erp: Well, I could explain it to you. But the easiest way is going to the comments section at a blog like, say, LittleGreenFootballs. Click on where is says "link", post the URL/link you seek and then write the text/headline.

 
At June 07, 2005 1:44 AM, Blogger erp said...

I will reveal my excessive stupidity, but I do not know what you mean by URL.

I did click link agt LGF and a small window Explorer User Prompt came up asking for the URL.

 
At June 07, 2005 1:50 AM, Blogger erp said...

Okay, so I figured out how to create a link at LGF, but how to I post that link here?

 
At June 07, 2005 2:37 AM, Blogger Fjordman said...

erp: Just copy the link, with all the "funny" signs, and post it here.

 
At June 07, 2005 4:07 AM, Blogger erp said...

Got it thanks.

 
At June 07, 2005 6:42 AM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

Erp - I give up. I am lost. What does URL stand for? I got as far as being asked for it then my mind went blank. I should have called my blog 'Technological Idiot'. Help me a little bit more please...

 
At June 07, 2005 11:22 AM, Blogger Fjordman said...

Jude: URL is the address of the webpage: http://www.blogger.com/, for instance.

 
At June 07, 2005 7:39 PM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

Oh. That simple. Thank you.

 
At June 13, 2005 8:34 AM, Blogger ik said...

ARTICLE WAS TAKEN FROM

http://www.newsinsight.net/archivedebates/nat2.asp?recno=1155

 

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