Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Belgian Politics

is updated in this post from Ingrid Robeyns.

America’s founding fathers didn’t want the capital to be in New York or Virginia, so they invented Washington, DC. The EU’s founders didn’t their headquarters in France or Germany and chose Brussels. Whether there’s a lesson in there is hard to say.

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About Doug Merrill

Freelance journalist based in Tbilisi, following stints in Atlanta, Budapest, Munich, Warsaw and Washington. Worked for a German think tank, discovered it was incompatible with repaying US student loans. Spent two years in financial markets. Bicycled from Vilnius to Tallinn. Climbed highest mountains in two Alpine countries (the easy ones, though). American center-left, with strong yellow dog tendencies. Arrived in the Caucasus two weeks before its latest war.

5 thoughts on “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Belgian Politics

  1. Highly recommended link.

    If anyone is interested, I could do a little follow-up post here one AFOE, to maybe try and clarify some of the Flemish language sensibilities.

  2. Okay, Hektor, just give me some time. No matter how I am going to write this up, it is bound to be controversial and, partly, subjective.

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