December 19, 2012

A United Europe Not in U.S. Interest

Ed West, Daily Telegraph

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Even if a united Europe is good for Britain, is it necessarily in America’s interests? The United States has always had a fairly hands-off approach to the European project, its main focus being on security. I suspect this partly reflected a subconscious belief that a United States of Europe would ultimately fail; some of the most enthusiastic proponents of European unity were, after all, openly motivated by hostility towards America and Russia, and a really strong European superstate would have far greater bargaining power against the United States.

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