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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Honours selection process to be more "diverse"...

...at least we keep the "Empire"....

"Diverse" is fast becoming one of the most sickeningly overused and misused words of the 21st Century. Why is "diverse" any better than "unified" or "the same"? I can see why it is not something to criticise and that choice and variety can be good, but is it always the be-all and end-all. For me, the new "motto" of the EU, if the Constitutional Treaty is ratified, will be "united in diversity". That pretty much sums up, not just the Treaty, but the excessive use of the word to meaninglessness for me. The motto, like the Treaty, gives platitudes to "diversity" in terms of nationality of the member states but in reality is a veil for a much greater process of unification, the federalism which dare not speak its name.

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