East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Europe at a crossroads


Tomorrow the European Parliament will discuss the new copyright regulations, that include the filtering of uploaded contents and a linking tax.
In my country, the press and the media have been extraordinarily silent on the subject, while a bunch of “patriots” fought like rabid weasels on social media about the sacrality of Italian espresso and the opportunity off shutting down supermarkets on Sundays.


Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

7 thoughts on “Europe at a crossroads

  1. We are a very peculiar people. That’s the polite version of it, of course. Blatant ignorance and the lack of comprehension of the most basic mechanism are becoming a trademark, together with “pizza, mandolin, mafia” of the past. The people we send to Bruxelles are the second or third-rate politician, the kind that is not smart enough to keep up their business in Italy, and I don’t have much hope for today. Even if the vote will not be successful, it will become a matter for the next legislature. Too much money on the table and too few people able to look at the future, as always.


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