The New Iron Curtain?
This week on Slate:
A Tale of Two Europes By Anne Applebaum
"Forget East and West, Europe is dividing itself into North and South."
From 1947 to 1991 the Cold War divided Europe into East and West. Winston Churchill popularized the term "Iron Curtain" to describe the dividing line. In her article, Applebaum discusses the new economic relationships in Europe, and sees a new division: North and South. In her (admittedly broad) generalizations, the countries of the North have embraced austerity measures to deal with the economic downturn, while the South is in a bit of a shambles... (France and the UK appear to be somewhere in the middle.) I just read them... I don't write them.
But I was inspired to draw the new "Iron Curtain" on this map.