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If you are state blind, you do not see that state power is about right and wrong. State blindness is a special case of moral blindness. A moral blind person cannot see that any choice has a moral dimension. It is difficult to discuss paintings with a colour blind person - and to discuss politics with a state blind person.
Friday 26, September 2008. Posted at 17:50
Timbro Alumni
Förra veckan samlades för första gången dagens och gårdagens medarbetare i Timbro, som fyller 30 i år. Jag var en av dem, och stämningen var god, ja mycket god.

Per Dahl var en annan f d medarbetare. Han var en klippa i utgivningen av klassisk kvalitetslitteratur och med eftertänksamhetens alltid goda omdöme som riktmärke. Han skriver i Barometern om händelsen:
Till Barometern!
Thursday 25, September 2008. Posted at 07:41
"Patrioterna måste få bort de nationalistiska lössen"
Det skriver Cordelia Edvardson i en krönika i dagens SvD:

"Patrioten avskyr när nationalisten, vars tvillingbror kallas chauvinism, lägger beslag på det gemensamma landets symboler."

Att skilja mellan patriotism - känsla för det egna landet och den egna kulturen - och nationalism - att utnyttja Statens tvångsmakt för att driva en viss linje, i Nationens namn, är fundamentalt. Cordelia Edvardsons artikel handlar om hennes erfarenheter i Israel.

Jag gjorde samma distinktion i ett tal i Bryssel för ett knappt år sedan: "The Triangle that explains Europe" (Se Articles, November, 2007). När en region eller en religion utnyttjar Statsmakten för att visa att man själv är god och äkta, andra fientliga eller "skeptiker" (som det heter i Bryssel) - då är det nära till vilka galenskaper som helst.
Monday 22, September 2008. Posted at 21:29
Patrik Engellau på Bukowskis
”Guds tredje strategi” är spännande som ”Da Vinci-koden”, men långt märkligare. - Ja, det är slutsatsen i min senaste månadskrönika, som tar sin utgångspunkt i en afton i augusti på en auktionsfirma i Stockholm.
(se Articles, September 2008)
Thursday 18, September 2008. Posted at 08:55
Deepak Lal New President of the Mont Pelerin Society
The Mont Pelerin Society held its biennial General Meeting in Tokyo 7-12 September. The theme was "Technology and Freedom". Professor Deepak Lal, at the University of California, Los Angeles, was elected new president for the coming two years after the Australian think-tank founder Greg Lindsay.

The next Regional Meeting will take place in Stockholm 16-19 August 2009. The theme is "The Market Economy in the Welfare State". The RATIO Institute is the organizer.
Thursday 04, September 2008. Posted at 22:22
EU complains, cannot control "anti-establishment" bloggers, but a solution on its way...
The Commission's office in Dublin last week issued a briefing to journalists blaming the "British media" for the Irish no vote, and complaining that it could not control "anti-establishment" bloggers. In a separate report this week the European Parliament called for EU regulation of blogs (see the Open Europe blog for more details).

Source: Open Europe Bulletin, September 4, 2008

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