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July 06, 2005

Interesting choice of words

Deutschland's Iron Lady - Is Angela Merkel the next Maggie Thatcher?:

Voter schizophrenia is exacerbating tensions within the CDU, which is actually an alliance between the more free-market-oriented Christian Democrats, from which Merkel hails, and the more economically liberal Bavarian Christian Social Union.

Constrasting "free-market-oriented" and "economically liberal" makes some sense in the United States, but why use Americo-centric terms without explanation in European politics where "liberalism" tends to have free-market connotations? (see the Free Democratic Party)

Posted by razib at 03:17 AM