Calling all Europeans?
If any of you kindly has the time, could you listen to this and then share your thoughts and tell me if the Author is accurate on it's depiction of Europe? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wwq3Q9ODVI&NR=1 It's basically about european values and how they are different from American values and what the author thinks we can learn from Europe. I agree with much of what he says. I lived in europe in the early 90's but I'm certainly no expert. I saw some of what he descrives but missed the depths of it. Some European perspective would be helpful. Doesn't have to be right now but come back to it when you can. You might find it interesting as well. Thank you so much.
Asked By: delina_m - 4/1/2010
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The author's assessment is right in parts of Europe but not the whole. The European system evolved in the aftermath of the second world war and the devastation that it unleashed. Therefore one of it's key aspects is interdependence, the population had to rely on each-other for survival. The Europeans are more active in... More
Answered By: Oldman - 4/1/2010
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'Allo allo... More
Answered By: gws35 - 4/1/2010
Would you like to point out a few highlights please, I do not have 1.27 hours to watch it, I'm listening to some Polish tunes Nie ma litości
Answered By: New Labour Voter - 4/1/2010
He mentioned our (British) benefits system. At the moment Britain is known to a lot of people as 'Benefits Britain' and that's not a good thing. The system is a mess at the moment. People on benefits are not encouraged to get back into work because they make more money on benefits than they would on a low income job... More
Answered By: J T - 4/1/2010
The Europeans have been fortunate that the Americans have been the world's policeman all these yrs because it has saved them billions of dollars in defence spending. That has given them the money to afford all the social programs they have... More
Answered By: Kevin D (In Effect Mode) - 4/1/2010
I don't agree that American Values are different from any other peoples, that may be what we have been led, manipulated and misinformed into believing... More
Answered By: Tag Teamed - 4/2/2010
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