January 13th, 2006

ronin

[MeFi] A subjective comparison of Germany vs. the USA.

I see one amusing parallel though: both countries hold dear one "freedom" which virtually no one else in the world recognizes as one: the right to drive as fast as possible on the Autobahn and the right to keep and bear firearms. Both these "freedoms" survive because there are very effective and vocal lobby groups behind them, even though a slight majority of the general populations in both countries oppose them.

http://math-www.uni-paderborn.de/%7Eaxel/us-d.html
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