Tag Archives: European Union

Book Review: The New Vichy Syndrome

The New Vichy Syndrome:  Why European Intellectuals Surrender To Barbarism, by Timothy Dalrymple I found this book to be deeply interesting and thought-provoking, as it is written from the point of view of someone who understands history and politics and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The United States Of Europe

The United States Of Europe:  The New Superpower And The End Of American Supremacy, by T.R. Reid A friend of mine with questionable taste in books [1] had borrowed this book from another mutual friend and loaned it on to … Continue reading

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Esperanto And The EU’s Unusual Revenge

This evening as I was looking at my youtube video feed, I noticed that there was a video from a channel I look at from time to time to feed my polyglot interests that had an unusual news report that I … Continue reading

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So What Happens Now: After The Brexit

Last night after I got home after my customary relaxing evening reading, I was treated to the sight of many of my friends writing and sharing posts about the Brexit poll.  For those who do not pay attention much to … Continue reading

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Having Your Cake And Eating It Too

Today, for some reason, I did something I do from time to time. In looking at the plans and ideas and speculations for EU enlargement, I came across the stories about various secession movements within Europe and how they dealt … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exposed

Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry Of Everyday Products And What’s At Stake For American Power, by Mark Schapiro There are a lot of people who would not read this book, at least very much of it, because the author makes his … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Establishing Sovereignty, German Anti-Piracy Solution

Today I would like to talk about two recent developments in the Horn of Africa that I believe are related to each other through a connection of how legitimacy for actions is developed and acquired in the contemporary world scene. … Continue reading

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Between The Second Zollverein And The Fourth Reich

I have commented before on the model of German unification provided by Otto von Bismarck [1]. To put it briefly again, the model that Germany has traditionally followed is unification first through trade, then followed up by the sword when … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: European Attention, South Sudan Invitation, Launch of Youth Organization

Today’s Somaliland Update is full of unusual efforts to increase the profile of Somaliland internationally, increase the support of Somaliland youth for their homeland, and of European nations to help benefit their own strategic calculations in the Horn of Africa. … Continue reading

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