December 1, 2012

Where Is Europe's Charismatic Leader?

Federico Castiglioni, The European

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Europe's technocrats might solve the economic conundrum, but they cannot restore trust between Europe and its citizens. We need a charismatic, democratic leader before illiberal and nationalistic forces gain ground.

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