Thursday, April 05, 2007
On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the EU, Pat Buchanan reflects on its significance, and its current state of affairs. I wasn't aware that the EU had been around for 50 years, were you?
For many end-timers, the EU represents the core, embedded within the United Nations, of the "one-world" government that will preside over the end. Mr. Buchanan gives us a different scenario to consider. He maintains that American military presence, not the government of the EU, is the main reason Europe has been peaceful for the last 50 years. He also takes the stance that local and national cultures are stronger than identification with a unity bureaucracy, and that the EU has a fight on its hands to maintain relevance for the next 50.
Who do you think is more likely to prevail, "big brother" EU or the feisty nationalism of the Brits, French, Germans, Poles, and Italians?
Sir Chuck, surveying the field