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These Are the Elections That Will Decide Europe’s Fate

These Are the Elections That Will Decide Europe’s Fate

Conn Hallinan

Going in to the recent elections in the Netherlands, the mainstream story seemed lifted from William Butler Yeats poem, The Second Coming: “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold — The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

The right was on the march, the left at war with itself, the traditional parties adrift, and the barbarians were hammering at the gates of the European Union.

It’s a grand image, rather like Game of Thrones. But the reality is considerably more complex.

A Tues column that’s actually taking Comments today.

Has yesterday’s Comey Column Comments circle jerk of Trolls had a Repercussion?

That said, it’s good to see FDR’s New Deal spoken of with Reverence in Conn’s column.


People are sick of “leftists lite” who say they speak for the common man but whose real constituency is the 1%.Plenty of those all over the world.

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Thanks for this informative and well thought out article.

Comments on this article but not on some others. What gives?

Most commentors are only interested in US politics.

Certain (most) threads not accepting comments, it seems.