segunda-feira, julho 07, 2003

Como é bom ter Internet e poder ter acesso a coisas como o National Review, poder ler alguma coisa diferente da ladainha de sempre. Não que eu concorde com tudo que por lá aparece, até porque mesmo eu acabo ficando um pouco surpreso com alguns pontos de vista lá expostos. Se eu fico, imagino os intelequituais brasileiros, que devem achar que os articulistas são loucos de pedra, completamente fora da realidade. Mas com uma análise um pouco menos viciada, fica claro quem consegue chegar mais perto da realidade...

Berlusconi, a freedom fighter takes the EU helm. Michael Ledeen
If you believe the "mainstream" European press, you now think that the European Union is suffering through one of its worst moments because the current president is Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister. The EU's presumed misery reportedly rests on the "fact" that Berlusconi is inordinately corrupt, and for extras owns magazines and television stations, thereby putting him in a unique conflict of interest.
In fact, they hate Berlusconi not because he's corrupt (can you imagine Jacques Chirac being upset over corruption?) — for which there is no convincing evidence — but because he has shown them up, time after time. Along with Spanish President Aznar, Berlusconi has led the "Coalition of the willing," broken with the anti-American Franco-German axis, and established a special relationship with George W. Bush (and Tony Blair) that leaves other European leaders surprised and envious."

10 Great Things What to love about the United States. Dinesh D’Souza
Ordinary people across the Soviet Union saw that the poorest Americans have TV sets, microwave ovens, and cars. They arrived at the same perception that I witnessed in an acquaintance of mine from Bombay who has been unsuccessfully trying to move to the United States. I asked him, "Why are you so eager to come to America?" He replied, "I really want to live in a country where the poor people are fat."

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