The rhetoric (as well as some actions) of Lithuania's new president, Rolandas Paksas, especially in his speeches on international affairs, resembles the rhetoric used by U.S. President George W. Bush. Among other things, both leaders prioritize what they call "Christian values." Though neither of the two openly denigrates values based on other religious and cultural traditions, the very emphasis on Christian values being somehow superior to those of other cultures is rather risky if not outright harmful. In a time when Europe and the United States have been experiencing increasing cultural ...
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