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Kumbayah?



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Meanwhile, the EU’s dodgy and disreputable constitutional convention continues its deliberations, briefly summarized in this Cato piece. There have been efforts to suggest that the document that emerges will be comparable to the US constitution. Over at Airstrip One, Blogger Philip Chaston reckons that this is like comparing Kumbayah with The Battle Hymn of the Republic. He’s too kind to the Eurocrats. Kumbayah is an inoffensive, if insipid, tune. The proposed EU constitution is altogether worse. If it were a piece of music it would need to combine menace, incompetence and a self-important tinpot grandeur.

Perhaps the boys of Spinal Tap have written something appropriate.



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