Friday, January 18, 2013
The flag of Texas, a republic in the United States. Texas is a bit larger than France. source: austinflag.com
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Differences between E.U. states already provide enough fodder for conflict and delay within the Union; adding a state having a culture whose values are at odds with those in the pre-existing E.U. states could compromise the Union and make life difficult for Iceland. This point bears on Turkey’s accession even more so. The question is whether a general public can bracket their daily lives, including their immediate economic concerns and the politics of the day, to reflect sufficiently on such questions that the body politic can be said to have made a major decision regarding governance (i.e., basic law).
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Greek forests were succumbing in 2012 to the Greeks' need to heat their homes as austerity hit. source: Getty Images