Sunday, June 25, 2006

Great National Trauma

Well, it seems as if the Los Angeles Times got it basically right concerning the fate of Sweden in the confrontation with Germany.

In view of the emotions that have gone into the effort, consequences can't be anything but severe.

I don't know if the King is considering abdication. That the Prime Minister will have to resign in disgrace I take for granted - he did not miss any media opportunity to announce the glory to come.

Public executions are out of fashion since a couple of centuries, but psychiatric counselling in so called "crisis groups" is very much the fashion of the time.

I guess there will be the need for collective national psychiatric counselling after this.

But - on the balance - I expect Sweden to survive.