The newer a nation is to Democracy, the more positive they are toward America's aggressive support of incipient (or even reluctant) democracy. (Witness Slovakia's welcome today for GWB ... people taking 8-hour train rides to be a speck in the crowd during his snowy, open-air speech.) True, it's all very complicated, but still interesting that the Old Communist States are challenging "Old Europe's" cynicism. Perhaps if you were born during WWII (I was/1942), you are not overly concerned about what Germany & France think about damn near anything.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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