It’s quite an issue, quite a phenomenon. After WWII one part of the European elite decided that significant geopolitical influence for Europe necessitated consolidation in order to rival (and emulate) the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

It has worked to some extent. But it has been disappointing in some respects. So after thirty years there continues to be debate about it. Go further toward consolidation? Back away?

The status quo is not felt to be satisfactory:

Again, as usual with the modern industrial state, the conflation of the mega-state with “the people” or “a community” . . .



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Steven Welzer

The editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a movement activist for many years (he was an original co-editor of DSA’s “Ecosocialist Review”).