Re: Lets bring Janez Drnovsek to the UN
I like your enthusiasm. I caught this story on the AP wire a week or so ago and was intrigued by this guy and this story. The bigger question, to me, is the effect of this man's philosophy on the real world. While I respect his choice and even admire it, is it responsible for someone who is responsible for administering the day to day operations of a country to "drop out" like this? On the one hand, he may be providing some Gandhi-like inspiration for his people...On the other, he may be passing his responsibilities, from running the education system to getting trashed picked up...On to his fellow Slovenians.
Check out some answers to "What do you believe" on our site and let me know what you think of other politicians' personal philosophy.
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