2007-04-11

Freedom on the march

From Professor Timothy Garton Ash's essay "Europe's true stories":

Europe's history over the last 65 years is a story of the spread of freedom. In 1942, there were only four perilously free countries in Europe: Britain, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland.
Can anyone think of a fifth?

2 comments:

Passer-by said...

Yeah, the Finland is often forgotten in that context. By the way I hope you acquire more readers so I won't be the only one to comment anymore :D

Ari said...

Yeah, the Finland is often forgotten in that context.

It's understandable, I suppose. Switzerland, Sweden, and Ireland stand out for being non-aligned and Britain is the author's own country.

By the way I hope you acquire more readers so I won't be the only one to comment anymore :D

I guess I haven't said anything particularly controversial yet. The link you posted on Finland for Thought brought over readers, at least.