Across the Bay

Friday, April 30, 2004

A Couple on the EU

Slate had a couple of pieces dealing with the EU, one on Slovenia and another on the EU in general.

The one on Slovenia reminded me of the hypocrisy of those who focus exclusively on Israel, accusing it of being an "apartheid state" even when the Palestinians are not citizens in it (they are two peoples at war!). You'll read in this piece how ethnic conflict is certainly not confined to Israel (or Lebanon, for those who still don't want to acknowledge that it was ethnic conflict).

Also, on a related issue, see Michael Young's piece on Cyprus in Slate.