Among the Euro-weenies

5 May 2006 at 2:44 pm 4 comments

| Peter Klein |

Europeans are ignorant and stupid, says Wisconsin Law Professor Gordon Smith. (He's actually making a serious point, at least in one of his posts.) Consistent with this blog's spirit of international cooperation, I hasten to add that I neither approve nor condemn such sentiments.

(Apologies to P.J. O'Rourke for stealing his title.)

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Teppo  |  5 May 2006 at 11:32 pm

    I saw Gordon’s post – provocative. I wondered which would be better – dying at 55 of smoking (Europeans) or dying at 55 b/c you’re 100 lbs overweight (Americans)? Ahhh, the stereotypes…

  • 2. Predrag  |  8 May 2006 at 9:50 am

    I think that it is closer to the truth that both Americans and Europeans are ignorant, at least when the consequences of smoking are the issue. While Europenas underestimate the harmful effects of smoking, Americans overestimate it.

  • 3. Bo Nielsen  |  8 May 2006 at 2:11 pm

    Ohh where to begin on this one?

    Perhaps at the end:
    the link between education and behavior is encouraging…I sometimes wonder…

  • 4. Valentina Korneeva  |  8 May 2006 at 3:18 pm

    There is question arising wheather the professor got to meet many Europeans to make such judgement?

    On one hand, I also wonder what do you consider being ignorant and stupid?

    The views could be different as peopleto judge upon. I am sure that anyone could find stupid, and ignorant people in any country.

    How do you agree with that?

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