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In search of a European identity

January 3, 2014
by Nosemonkey
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Time to start stocking up on tinned food, firearms and ammo, folks!

George Soros is usually worth a read, even if you don’t agree with him. To mark the new year, he’s fired off a piece on The World Economy’s Shifting Challenges, which includes these gloriously optimistic passages: “Future [European] crises will … Continue reading

January 1, 2014
by Nosemonkey

The Myth Of Western Civilization

What is ostensibly a review of Tony Judt’s astounding Postwar ends up something rather wonderful: http://m.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/12/the-myth-of-western-civilization/282704/ “Nations seem to require myth… the European super-nation has long needed to believe itself above the world, above native America, above Asia, and particularly … Continue reading

June 18, 2012
by Nosemonkey
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The FP Twitterati 100 – including me, it seems…

I appear to have been listed among prestigious company in Foreign Policy magazine’s Twitterati Top 100. I’m rather flattered, it must be said – not least because Foreign Policy’s been rather good of late. In fact, I have a draft … Continue reading

June 7, 2012
by Nosemonkey
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My return to blogging: A mission statement

There’s infinitely more being written about the EU these days than when I started this blog 9+ years ago. Some of it is excellent, some of it interesting, some of it utterly fatuous. My aim with this blog has always … Continue reading

December 3, 2010
by Nosemonkey

Nosemonkey speaks: The EU in the UK media (and blogs)

As long-time readers will know, one of this blog’s lasting obsessions is the portrayal of the EU in the British media. Hell, the rampant bias and distortions (from both the pro- and the anti- camps) were pretty much what got … Continue reading