Sunday 25 August 2002

Tranzi Delenda Est

According to James Bennett, the cultural and political differences between "ordinary" Europeans and Americans are not as great as we have been led to believe:
Rather, it reflects the fact that a relatively narrow political-intellectual class has come to hold power in many of the industrialized democracies outside of the United States, devoted to an ideology dubbed "transnational progressivism" by Hudson Institute researcher John Fonte.
I suspect that the Tranzis can be defeated. It may seem that they dominate Europe at the moment but as Bennett says:
This ignores the fact that this supposed consensus is actually quite thin. In fact, public opinion in most of the rest of the Anglosphere tends to track American opinion closely on most of the issues that supposedly reflect a values gap between America and the world.