Category Archives: France and Germany
Here is a quote about Europe from the late Ludwig Erhard, with which I agree. Erhard writes: “Wehe dem, der glaubt, man könne Europa etwa zentralstaatlich zusammenfassen, oder man könne es unter eine mehr oder minder ausgeprägte znetrale Gewalt stellen. … Continue reading
The result of the June 23, 2016 referendum as to whether the United Kingdom(UK) should remain in or leave the EU seems final enough. On a 72% voter turnout, 52% voted for Leave and 48% for Remain. Yet the vote … Continue reading
It is interesting to observe how people in the UK judge the two world wars in retrospect. I have placed the two debates on my blog because both of them have been asking the question whether either war could have … Continue reading
In her keynote speech in Florence, Prime Minister May set out plans for a status quo implementation phase of Brexit with the UK and the EU maintaining access to each other’s markets on “current terms”, and under “the existing structure … Continue reading
Realpolitik and the European Union. Final Chapter: Part 2. The true challenge facing the Merkel-Macron tandem.
The UK’s certain idea of Europe. A USE maybe attainable. But the hurdles along the path towards it are innumerable, and as likely as not unknown. Not the least of these is that a USE would be at the very … Continue reading
Realpolitik and the European Union. Final Chapter: Part I. The true challenge facing the Merkel-Macron tandem.
Realpolitik- politics based on practical and material factors rather than on theoretical or ethical objectives-is flourishing in Europe. In fact, it never disappeared, but became absorbed within Europe’s society of states, dispersed and played out across and within the many international … Continue reading