The Mephistophelian superstate

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Jackpot

Dalrymple notes that José Manuel Barroso’s trajectory has been

  1. revolutionary Maoist student
  2. prime minister of Portugal
  3. chief apparatchik of the European Union
  4. vice-president of Goldman Sachs with special responsibility for advising the bank on how to mitigate the effects of Brexit (for the bank, not for Europe)

Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 08.57.17The attraction of the EU

for those who are prepared to endure its tedium and its requirement always to speak in langue de bois is evident. It offers a golden reward in exchange for the obliteration of personality, character and scruple. It plays Mephistopheles to a hundred minor Fausts.

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