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Re European Debate


Andrew – I certainly endorse your Euro-skepticism, but I’m not sure I see it the same way. If you asked an American to name the greatest Europeans he’d probably name Galileo, Newton, Churchill, Descartes, Voltaire, (boo hiss!) etc. I doubt the suggestions would be contingent upon the ethnicity of the American being questioned. What’s necessary to remove the bias is to remove the person from his sense of nationality. That’s not creating memories, it’s abolishing one sense of identity and nationality and replacing it with another. That is outrageous, but I’m not sure it’s Orwellian. In a sense its Stalinist. He loved playing games with nationalities in order to encourage a “Soviet” identity among the populous.