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Sun May 20, 2012, 09:26 PM

28. The EU itself is a fundamentally misguided idea that flies in the face of historical trends.

If you compare a map circa 1913 with the present map of the world, the most striking thing about it is the multiplication of sovereign states.

So launching the EU was counter to the whole trend of the 20th century which saw the dissolution of the British, French, German, Russian, Ottoman, and Japanese Empires. At the time when the Eurozone was being formulated the USSR and Yugoslavia were disintegrating into a multiplicity of sovereign states.

I listened to much of the RT program, but it's not greatly different from other discussions.

On Fareed Zakaria's GPS this morning, he said that Greece has been in bankruptcy or reorganization for half of the last 180 years. Including it in the eurozone was a great mistake.

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