Thursday, July 12, 2007

Is Hillary inspired by Slovakia?

In a provocative article, the president of the Cato Institute suggests that a well-known U.S. senator might be a nationalist, in spite of her party membership.

This rings a bell - perhaps it even sheds some light on the structure of the Slovak government, which should be unthinkable in theory but is alive and well in practice.

Is it a good thing that ideological differences seem to be getting smaller? Slovakia has been described as "lab" before and something tells me there will be a lot of evaluating to do after the present administration's term. Patience is required in the meantime.

6 comments:

Jakub Jošt said...

Why do our coalition partners get along?

Well, it is because their focal point is political power per se.

It is not same sex marriages, taxes or foreign policy that could divide our coalition, but euro-funds, and division of governmental seats and offices.

They just use their voters´ ignorance of important issues.

Jakub Jošt said...

Anyways, welcome!!!

Jan Z said...

Thanks :)

Michal Lehuta said...

Yup, nationalists and socialists are all etatists.. and it also seems that Hillary is much less pro free trade than her husband used to be..

Anonymous said...

Every american politician is a nationalist. Unlike in Slovakia where the norm is a charitable disregard for own country's welfare. Don't forget, that Hillary voted for shooting up the place called Iraq. Anything remotely similar has not happened in Slovakia for almost 70 years.

Jakub Jošt said...

Being a nationalist does not necessarily mean to have national welfare in his or her interest.

Being a nationalist usually means to usurp a right to only "righteous" intepretation of the so-called "national welfare".