Thursday, February 24, 2005

Defining European identity

Derrida and Habermas argued that European identity can and must be built on the basis of overt opposition to the US.
'Partial visions', by Anatol Lieven, FT Magazine, 19 February 2005 (subscribers only -- more here), highlighted quotation from the print edition. It continues:
...European nations were largely formed by defining themselves as enemies of other European nations: a German was a German because he was neither a Pole nor a Frenchman, and so on. Can a new European identity be created along these lines, on the basis of hostility to the US? And should it be?

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