The unflinching support for the EU and its institutions is not about preventing European countries from becoming “Afghanistan.” Not about preventing collapse. Not about the inconvenience of long lines at passport control. It is about promoting an ideology, a specific worldview, a vision for the way the world should work.
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This piece was published right before Macron’s win in the French 2017 presidential elections. It nevertheless presents some very interesting predictions for the future of France and the EU, by one of our economically liberal voices (« Liberal » here is used in its true sense, i.e, proponents of free-market policies against Statist control of the economy).
One of these masterful journalistic pieces one keeps for reference. Published in April 2016. – « As this newspaper first reported when the treasure became available, one memorandum dated July 26, 1950, reveals a campaign to promote a full-fledged European parliament. It is signed by Gen William J Donovan, head of the American wartime Office of Strategic Services, precursor of the Central Inteligence Agency. »
« DECLASSIFIED American government documents show that the US intelligence community ran a campaign in the Fifties and Sixties to build momentum for a united Europe. It funded and directed the European federalist movement. »
A mysterious piece, written in English by a French University academic and author of various books, Bertrand M. Roehner, for a lecture in Japan, never translated into French and surprisingly well-researched.
A first-class eye opener.