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Reader comment on item: In Europe, Remorse Has Turned to Masochism

Submitted by JACQUES HADIDA (United States), Apr 27, 2010 at 13:46

Sadly the Guinea pig phenomena applies every time we look for the guilty party.

Who do we know accepts and lives by the mistakes he made. Since the beggining of time, human nature has been such to refuse to take the blame for its own catastrophes.

As an outsider , yes we can say he or she is guilty, looking at the problem under our own perspective, and we feel good when one recognizes his own misbehavior.

There wil always be the right and the left for one to accuse the other. But if Bruckner sais that the European considers himself as the "sick man of the planet", shall we think that we are getting better in judging oursleves and the world?

And now in this new world in which we live today with wars and permanent antoagonism , who will stand and talk about this new tyranny?



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