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Re: CHAT: national identity

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Saturday, May 15, 1999, 15:28
Tom Wier wrote:

>Boudewijn Rempt wrote: > > > In the Netherlands (and as far as I know in the rest of the European > > Union), > >This is somewhat of an aside, but I've noticed that several of y'all seem >to refer to yourselves as members of the European Union, rather than >constituent members of your own countries. Does this reflect a general >attitude at present in Europe that people there are more and more first >Europeans, and then only later French or Dutch or Germans, much as most >Americans, as opposed to 100 or 150 years ago, now consider themselves >first Americans, and then only later members of a particular state?
I'm different; I joke around and tell others, "I'm not American; I'm Texan." Danny _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit