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Jochen Hung on Germany for The Guardian

I’ve been wondering about truth & overstatement in this whole thing of the bossy Germany holding Europe hostage of austerity. Of course, I have criticised Merkel’s stubbornness and laughed at other European leaders’ bows to Teutonic assertiveness, but I’m all too aware of the fact that Germany is often an alibi for other people’s failures. … Continue reading

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Costas Lapavitsas writing on The Guardian about Greece hopes and plans for a new Europe

A spark of hope for the whole Europe: “The Syriza government is inexperienced, but it would be a mistake to think of it as a group of agitators picking fights with all and sundry. What it is actually doing is applying the “line” – in old-fashioned leftwing terms – by which it won power. To … Continue reading

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The Telegraph’s David Blair reporting Stoltenberg’s worries about Russian warplanes

Provided that The Telegraph is clearly biased and that’s blatant in the wording and in the lexical choices of the article (it’s definitely NOT my favourite newspaper), it made me think of my long standing question about Russian marginalisation and isolation. As I said elsewhere, squabbling with Russia in a revival of the Cold War … Continue reading

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MUSE – Unsustainable

All natural and technological processes proceed in such a way that the availability of the remaining energy decreases. In all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves an isolated system the entropy of that system increases. Energy continuously flows from being concentrated to becoming dispersed, spread out, wasted and useless. New energy cannot be … Continue reading