2003 July 06 Sunday
Jim Hoagland: Bush And Blair Are Gaullists

Charles de Gaulle on the United Nations:

My country "will not at any price accept that a collection of states more or less totalitarian and professional at dictatorship, a collection of new states more or less responsible, more or less consistent, dictate its law to us. The United Nations is a derisory tribune for sensational speech-making, overbidding and the worst kind of threat-making."

Geez, I had no idea that de Gaulle was so wise.

Jim Hoagland argues that Blair and Bush are the real Gaullists because they are behaving as nationalists and that the French leadership has effectively abandoned Gaullism. But if Blair goes along with the next round of proposed constitutional changes for the European Union he is effectively going to cede a lot of sovereign power to Brussels. So I'm less convinced in Blair's case of his commitment to British nationalism.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2003 July 06 12:46 PM  UN, International Institutions


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