The Future?

As plans laid by the EU for a European Army gather momentum I am reminded of this paragraph from a well known novel of the 20th century:

“The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering – a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons – a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting – three hundred million people all with the same face.” George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 

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