K Street Discovers Europe
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  • Pete

    “To make things even more complicated, the bureaucrats and legislators of the EU come from many different cultures with many different understandings about what corruption is and how bad it is. ”

    Excellent point.

    • Andrew Allison

      I beg to differ. Either they were being paid for doing something in which they didn’t believe, or are now being paid to do so. That’s corruption.

  • Tom

    Quick question: if bureaucrats are so noble, why can they be corrupted so easily?

  • Andrew Allison

    “But it’s actually much more important and consequential and, from the standpoint of 20th century progressive ideology, much more disturbing.”
    Was this a Freudian slip? Did VM mean to imply that the Blue State (the result of progressive ideology) is a good thing after all? I’d suggest that attacking 20th century progressive ideology (of which Brussels is almost as dreadful example as D.C.), is no bad thing!

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