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CHAT: national identity

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Friday, May 14, 1999, 23:03
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? ======================================================= Tom Wier <artabanos@...> ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: Deuterotom Website: <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson ========================================================