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Let's Talk European

from 01.03.2005

Un ange passe, say the French when everybody in the room suddenly stops talking. The angel is Europe. Recently it passed over the grave of Pierre Bourdieu.

It's not much of a story - slightly sad, slightly ridiculous, not really of great relevance. But it does say something about the state of public debate ...

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