October 20, 2012

BACK IN THE EUSSR: Earlier today, Glenn linked to Daniel Hannan’s post in the London Telegraph, on the portents of the an EU-commissioned poster, which very much resembles the American granola left’s clapped-out “Coexist” bumper sticker — except now with an added bonus hammer and sickle.

Of course, looking at it from the EU’s point of view, I’m sure that from their perspective, the Soviet Union was merely an unfortunate casualty in the titanic struggles of the European Civil War.

(Or as I asked back in April, channeling the esteemed future Sen. Blutarsky, Was It Over When the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor During the ‘European Civil War?’)

UPDATE: Eugene Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy emails, “I share your revulsion for the hammer-and-sickle ‘coexist’-like poster, but is it really from the EU?  It seems to be from the European Social Forum, which I believe is not affiliated with the EU (though I might be wrong).”

Further thoughts on the poster from Stacy McCain’s co-blogger, Smitty.

ANOTHER UPDATE (FROM GLENN): Reader Rainer Kissel writes: “I have to take small issue with Eugene Volokh’s email. Daniel Hannan does not claim the poster was issued by any EU office. He points out that someone thought it is perfectly ok to display it in the “corridors of Brussels” and nobody seems to take notice.”

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