Re: Fw: Why Europe is so Contrary ( joe 1)

From: Jeremy Bradley (
Date: Mon 09 Dec 2002 - 11:15:33 GMT

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    At 08:01 AM 8/12/02 -0800, you wrote:
    >Non-dictatorial countries are governed by consensus. The new world
    >government in the form of the U.N. is also reaching for consensus. If we
    >fail to achieve it, we will become ungovernable and some will seek to impose
    >order rather than endure chaos or anarchy. We gain consensus through
    >leadership rather than by imposition. If we don't learn to lead we will
    >either have to follow or impose our will on others. Europe seems inclined
    >to follow. America is trying to lead but doesn't seem to know how to
    >achieve a consensus. As a result we get accused of imposing our will on
    >everyone else.
    Hmm, but what of US vetos in the UN, are they democratic or dictatorial? And is the UN run on consensus or majority? Jeremy

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