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  • I don't think you can compare european and north-american politics in terms of "left" and "right". For example, in the USA, everyone seems to find normal the statement "God bless America", or that a president alludes in public to his religious beliefs. In France, even the ultra-far-right representatives avoid doing this (in public at least), because this would be felt as a direct attack against the Republic. -- Idem for the problem of racial segregation, which is often tied to immigration in Europe, not in
    • exactly - there is only right of centre in america - if you compare it to europe or japan.

      The UK never had deliberate policies of racial segregation - some pubs used to have 'no dogs, no irish, no blacks' but that was a long time ago and never an official or even popular policy.

      Britain and europe never really had a culture of slavery - they benefitted greatly from slavery elswhere and through the slave trade but a lot less than the United States, where slavery was a major part of its economy and culture

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      @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
      print reverse @JAPH;
      • This statement: Britain and europe never really had a culture of slavery - they benefitted greatly from slavery elswhere and through the slave trade but a lot less than the United States, where slavery was a major part of its economy and culture for a long time and a root of many of its racial problems today.

        Nearly make me spit soda out of my nose.

        You are of course kidding right? You do of course remember that little period of world history often refered to as "The Age of Colonization". That period whe

        • In fairness, he did say that Britain benefitted from slavery.

          But, yeah, it is kind of odd to say that Europe never had a 'culture of slavery' when Spanish, Portuguese and English settlers introduced slavery into North America, enslaving the Indians and bringing in African slaves to work the large plantations they developed there.

          Probably the primary reason there was so little slavery in Europe was the serfdom of European peasants. Why go to the trouble of buying and importing troublesome slaves when serf