Friday, November 10, 2006

Jürgen Habermas on the lagging process of European integration

"Jürgen Habermas has given a fiery speech in the town of Petersberg near Bonn on the lagging process of European integration, printed by the Kölner Stadtanzeiger. "The topic of Europe has been devalued, people would rather deal with their own national agenda. Here in Germany, grandfathers hug grandchildren, overwhelmed by the new feel-good patriotism. The assurance given by our salutary national roots is supposed to make our effete welfare-state population 'fit' for global competition. This rhetoric suits the current state of social-Darwinist world politics.""

from here

see Die Erweiterung des Horizonts

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