they continue to caricature and minimise the opposition at the time as they
sense the threat to the balance of power. But the fact is this. Without the
battering ram of the Murdoch press especially, and media generally, the UK Parliament
could not have voted for the Iraq invasion.
Youths would just waste their lives away, willingly or unwillingly, it did not matter much: what mattered was that their lives were wasted. It was wasted on drugs, drowning in the sea while following a mirage, following false leaders.
Individuals should be able to feel that not all of the risks of the
world, and especially not those of banks and states threatened with bankruptcy,
are being dumped onto their shoulders. But that something exists that deserves
the name “European Community”.
From the sexism of
fresher’s week to under-employment after they graduate, to the closed walls of
the highest echelons of academic institutions, Britain is failing its female
students - even as their grades continue to rise
The European Union was founded in reaction to what I call
‘old war’ – the wars of the twentieth century. Even though material interests
ought logically to lead to increased political cooperation, contemporary
European politics, or the absence of politics, suggest instead the possibility
of what I call a ‘new war’.
The intrinsic necessity of a subordinated, non-European, other to the
making of a moral and political economy is not just built into Europe, but into
the very idea of liberal citizenship in the modern nation state.
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