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December 23, 2012 05:02 PM

Super Mario achieves lift off

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

Who is the silliest politician in Europe today? That’s a tough one, isn’t it? Think of all the supremely qualified candidates: Herman von Rompuy, for example. Is there a bigger gasbag strutting across the stage of European politics at the moment than the President of the European Union?  The “global governance” fanatic would be scary [...]

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