The crisis and the daunting perspective of new finanacial measures have mobilized Greece... So again, 2500 years after Pheidippides ran the 42 km from Marathon to bring word of victory, the Greeks are running, as fast and as far as they can, yet with no clear sense of where they are going or for what purpose.
Ireland has been trying to win a cut in the interest rate on its bailout loan from the EU - there has been some opposition form Germany and France. The impression is the new Irish Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, tries to talk and appear tough in negotiations but no one pays too much attention to him...!
The "generational lightness of being" reference is something weird and enigmatic he said in a recent speech, which nobody understood..
Part of the struggle against desertification so is to seek to make our own interior renewal of reconciling and harmonizing with everyone and everything around us. It is a way to start preserving the environment whatsoever.
After the DSK debacle,It looks like next years presidential elections in France will go between Sarkozy and Marine le Pen, the daughter of Jean Marie Le Pen, of the far right Front National. Although Marine le Pen claims to be far less radical then her father, I think this is just an optical illusion. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...?
I just checked out from the library Romeo Dammaire's new book "They Fight Like Soldiers They Die Like Children", about the use of child soldiers in various conflicts around the world. Boys and girls as young as eight are abducted and brainwashed to fight in armies.