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  • It means that capitalism has, in post-WWII continental Europe, been seen as a particularly Anglo-Saxon ideology, characteristic of the USA and distinct from the 'democratic socialism' of e.g. Germany and France, in which the state plays a major role in the working as well as the regulation of the economy.

    April 13, 2009

  • But what does it mean for capitalism to uncontinental?

    April 13, 2009

  • In the contexts quoted below it means uncharacteristic of continental Europe.

    April 11, 2009

  • What do you think it means?

    April 10, 2009

  • This was also used in a BBC report about the G20 summit in London. There was a comment about Sarkozy's economic policies, which were decribed as "uncontinental capitalism".

    April 10, 2009

  • A naive pleasure in her face, an unspoken compliment to his beauty in her grayish-green, brilliant eyes, an uncontinental offering of her hand to be shaken — all impressed Rosse immediately, yet what most struck him was a haunting likeness.

    --M.E.W.S., "Honor's Slave", 1877, Appletons' Journal 2, p. 510

    August 3, 2008