February 02, 2003

America--Europe's Scapegoat? Good reporting in

America--Europe's Scapegoat?

Good reporting in the New Republic about the current state of Euro-U.S. relations. Key language: "It is against this backdrop that Europe's current tense relationship with the United States, typified by its criticism of American policy towards Iraq, must be understood. Sluggish economies, institutional confusion, and distant elites have helped maverick and xenophobic parties (most of which loathe the EU itself) score victories in recent years in Austria, France, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands. To defuse this growing threat without addressing its own malaise, the European political class increasingly changes the question from "What's wrong with Europe?" to "What's wrong with America?"

Posted by Gregory at February 2, 2003 11:45 PM
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