Friday, November 18, 2011

Europe in a Nutshell

The Economist recently ran an insightful special report examining the roots of the present crisis in Europe. I found the following quote particularly illuminating.

"Every country sees 'Europe' as a projection of its own hopes and fears. For Germany it is redemption; for France a means to amplify French power; for Italians it is not Rome; for Belgians it is not Brussels; for the Baltic states it is a long way from Moscow; for Romania and Bulgaria it is order; for Spain it is the solution; and for much of Central Europe it is home."

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