Thursday, November 15, 2012

The European Experiment... once again experiencing the anguish of atavism and Nostalgia.  There must be a 50 syllable German word that is suitable for this occasion, but I will refrain from being a Sehnsucht nach der Vergangenheit Komiker.    Democratic processes do not build nations.  Economic and cultural ones do.

Former Chancellor of West Germany Helmut Schmidt says Europe is on the verge of revolution as the confidence in European institutions has been shattered. 

According to a report published in the latest issue of Focus Online, which is affiliated with the renowned German weekly magazine Focus, Schmidt made the remarks during an important economic summit in the German city of Hamburg. 

Schmidt warned that public confidence in European governments and the European Union has been shattered and Europe is on the verge of revolution.

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