Just now the lilac is in bloom; if winter comes, can spring be far behind? Isles of Greece, Isles of Greeceâ€¦All except their sun is set. Like flies to wanton boys are we to Godâ€¦.I could not help laughing at myself but it was back to square one. Karl Marx, Victor Hugo, Isaac Newton, Bertrand Russell and a host of other big names flashed across my mind. Europe loomed large in my mind or rather, its contribution to art, literature, philosophy, science, education, sports and games. The Europeans were the trend setters; they were good businessmen too.
Â But right now they seem to grope in the dark, restless and restive. Or else, why are they so reluctant to accord wholehearted support to the European Union? The poor voter-turnout in the recent European parliament elections does not augur well not only for the European countries but to the rest of the world as well. It is clear that people are more concerned about their immediate problems resulting from the global economic crisis than about the European Union.
But if they look back and draw inspiration from their forefathers they could safely overcome the present problem.