Comments on: Terminating the European status quo http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2012/07/05/terminating-the-european-status-quo/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:44:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ConCit http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2012/07/05/terminating-the-european-status-quo/#comment-42 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 14:24:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=27#comment-42 Isn’t anyone taking a step back and looking at this article for the smug, special pleading cobbled together rhetoric this form of journalism represents?

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By: nikacat http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2012/07/05/terminating-the-european-status-quo/#comment-41 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 09:43:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=27#comment-41 I have to agree with Tseko. Most of the European countries have given socialism a good try. It didn’t work out, so now it’s time to think again. My hope is that most will elect to try real capitalism and shun authoritarianism. It may not be the perfect solution for every culture, but it beats the visible alternatives.

Anyway, the article was thought provoking and therefore a worthwhile read.

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By: CO2-Exhaler http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2012/07/05/terminating-the-european-status-quo/#comment-40 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 06:02:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=27#comment-40 I think I’m just as afraid of the EU project succeeding as I am of the possible rise of fascism in Europe. Unelected men in grey suits with total power on one side, unelected men in fancy uniforms with total power on the other. Is there really any difference?

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By: onlyif http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2012/07/05/terminating-the-european-status-quo/#comment-39 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 03:57:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=27#comment-39 @ Tseko

aren’t the roots of the crisis one and the same. Political ideology drives economic policy. Political economy – the left and right have met in the centre and tried to have left-wing social policies tied with right-wing business practices.

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By: Tseko http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2012/07/05/terminating-the-european-status-quo/#comment-37 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:01:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=27#comment-37 Great article and a fresh perspective on developments in Austria, which I agree are worth watching. I disagree, however, with the statement in the last paragrah that the roots of the euro crisis are political – no, they are economic – the European economies are not able to sustain on their own the system of benefits extended to citizens and the capital markets are no longer willing to fund it at the old rates. Austria is smart to be looking at the experience of some Eastern European countries to jump start things.

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By: onlyif http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2012/07/05/terminating-the-european-status-quo/#comment-36 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 02:54:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=27#comment-36 So Fascism is making a comeback in Europe. And Schwarzenegger is a chance of been a politician in the moderate splinter of a neo-facist party.

We are truly moving into a new epoch.

Good bye stoic cosmopolitanism – ‘we’re all living in imagined communities’, hello sovereign nationalism, borders and a resurgent Right with a very sharp axe to grind.

2012 looking more like 1912.

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By: TobyONottoby http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2012/07/05/terminating-the-european-status-quo/#comment-35 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 00:50:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=27#comment-35 Fantastic. The moderate neo-fascist BoZO party couldn’t cast a better Governator in a thousand years.

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By: gordo53 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/2012/07/05/terminating-the-european-status-quo/#comment-34 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:13:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mark-leonard/?p=27#comment-34 Politics is a self serving enterprise. To a politician, the will of the people is nothing more that an unfortunate phenomenon that must be dealt with each election cycle. Sounds like Europeans are waking up to these facts. Doesn’t bode well for the EU or the euro.

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