I don't really follow politics that closely and certainly not American politics, but I was struck by something in the speech given yesterday by Mitt Romney on standing down from the contest to become the Republican candidate for the Presidential elections:
"Europe is facing a demographic disaster. That is the inevitable product of weakened faith in the Creator, failed families, disrespect for the sanctity of human life and eroded morality..."
(source: BBC )
So the country which embraces the death penalty, Guantanamo Bay, waterboarding and the Jerry Springer show should be showing Europe the moral way forward?
I think not.
( For the record I have been to America, I have American friends and son 2 has American Godparents. I am not anti-America, just anti certain views and practices. I think America also forgets how much Europe (and especially Britain, with the common language), has been influenced by American life and culture.)
Three notable things:
1. I went out for a lovely lunch with friends today.
2. First tutorial in London for my new course tomorrow.
3. I've done no writing at all this week...