Re: Belgian elections
Sorry if I start meddling into your debate. I haven't even read everything of the thread. I wanted to mention only that I experience a certain developing disconnect within society in Europe. In academia its not a big deal to be off to wherever in Europe. You have constantly to do with other Europeans of different nationalities, for that case also with non Europeans as well. Contacts and social horizons often reach well beyond national borders.
Originally Posted by Sucre
When you leave the nice bubble of academia however you realize that for many people this is either an incredible thing, unimaginable or even simply mad. For them "Europe" is something very abstract at best.
It's a bit like during earlier times when the Latin and later French speaking elite was well connected across Europe. The main difference is that nowadays the well connected elite is much broader and partially reaches down into middle class.
Secret laws, secret courts, secret rulings, secret prisons.
Rule of law?