“To be a man of the West, is to belong to a culture of incomparable originality and power; it is also to be implicated in incomparable crimes.
                                                                                                                       --William Pfaft
Brief Preamble by the author: This essay first appeared in Ovi magazine in 2013 as a thematic contribution to the theme of nationalism. This is a slightly revised version. The theme of nationalism has consumed rivers of ink. It is a veritable challenge to even attempt to condense it in a few thousand words in the form of an essay, but, for whatever their worth, here are a few synthesizing thoughts.

The EU of social welfare or of generational warfare, the continent of debt-bound economies or of knowledge-based community? Is the predatory generation in power? Why the only organized counter-narrative comes as a lukewarm Mouse Mickey – between Anonymous and Pirate party, from the Wiki-leaky to Snowden-picky.

A truly great man died last week. We should pause to reflect on his life and say a prayer for our people that we not be deceived by ideologies that promise much but deliver only misery. His words still resonate with meaning if we have ‘ears to hear’.

Hollande’s at Presidential program can significantly slow down recovery of the European economy and worsen economic positions of France

Greece’s debt crisis has brought to the surface a surface a serious question—where actually does Greece belong in financial, geopolitical and social terms?

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