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Sun Mar 18, 2012, 07:20 AM

72. There's a hopeful note way at the bottom -

in a "note" in fact (#7)

Now, I don't grasp about 2/3 of the article (don't have a clue what BRICS is, for instance) - but I follow the general outlines. In the first paragraph is this item on the list:

the premise of change in Euroland’s political strategy at the time of the French electoral campaign (7)


The note at the bottom is:

(7) Namely the end of social-liberalism which had taken the place of European social democracy during these last two decades; and the return of the “social market economy” at the heart of the Rhineland model, the historic continental European model. From the Slovakia of the new Prime Minister, Fico to the France of the future president, Hollande (this isn’t a political choice but the result of our anticipations published from November 2010 in the GEAB N°49) via the Italy of Mario Monti and a Germany where conservatives and social democrats must, from now on, take the European path together, as they must to obtain the majority necessary for the ratification of the new European treaties, one sees the contours of Euroland’s future economic and social strategy taking shape: reinforced progressive taxation, social solidarity, economically effective, the financial sector put under control, customs vigilance,… in short: a high speed distancing from the Anglo-Saxon model in vogue amongst the European continent’s elite for the last 20 years.

(my emphasis added)

Those all sound like good things to me - though not quite sure to what exactly they refer by "social solidarity" - amid and between the countries, maybe?

Of course, "Iran, the war « too far »" seems a great dark shadow (and I'm not sure exactly what the "<< >>" means) - all I know is that the seeming drum-beating here in US is very scary.

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