Monday, June 20, 2005

UnAmerica – dead

I really enjoyed Eamonn Fitzgerald's post on the Rise & Fall of UnAmerica. UnAmerica was born on February 15, 2003 in protest at the coming war with Iraq.
Politicians rushed in to declare the birth of a "European nation" based on "soft power", and the philosophers Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida rushed out a proclamation called "Europe's Renaissance", which pamphlets as diverse as the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, La Repubblica, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, La Stampa, El País and the Süddeutsche Zeitung hurried into print.
However, after two short years, UnAmerica has been killed off.