Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dictators far and wide

I like how this post by David Price-Jones moves seamlessly from Assad to Abbas to Europe.  It's probably a bit over-stated but the overstatement is embarrassingly small.

"Perhaps the temptation is always there to rule without the consent of the ruled. The European Union is another example of it. I woke up one day to discover that I had a president, a Belgian, of whom I had never heard. Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy take decisions for whole populations like the Greeks who are expected to obey. Such figureheads have no legitimacy to be acting for people who are not their constituents and never will be. It is painfully plain that those who set up this EU made a historic mistake. It will be a matter of luck if the world gets out of it without a major crisis."

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