Sunday, June 12, 2005

Is the European myth over?

Bret Stephens, a Wall Street Journal editor mentions several myths about the EU that were scattered by the two recent referenda of France and the Netherlands in Myth and Reality in the EU.
(1) nationalism is a problem
(2) Europe is the solution to nationalism
(3) Europe is the solution to developing backward regions and economies
(4) Europe is a credible alternative to the US's 'cowboy capitalism'

Unfortunately these myths might have supported the No rather than the Yes vote?! This would mean a confirmation of the myths and the rejections of the European constitution would mean the myth is alive and kicking.

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