European Union

Domestic Threat

Berlin, Germany Over the past few months Americans have awakened to the right-wing, anti-immigrant nationalism growing across Europe. On April 21, far-right presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen garnered a shocking second place in the first round of French elections. Barely two weeks later Dutch anti-immigrant leader Pim Fortuyn was assassinated; in elections nine days after that, his party joined the Christian Democrats (CDA) in ousting Holland's long-standing Labor government.

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Purchasing Power

John Judis argues not to be afraid of the euro.

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Union Due

Andrew Sullivan voices pessimism about the push for European Union.

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Warming Up

Gregg Easterbrook: The real way we know the earth is warming.

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Funny Money

Richard Oldfield on why the euro's bad for Europe.

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Disunited

Michael Walzer on why the EU might not build an all-European democratic public.

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Eurotrash

Ronald Steel on why a unified Europe might make a less reliable U.S. partner.

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Island of Disenchantment

Charles Lane: Haiti's deteriorating democracy.

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Pale Imitation

The price of the September 14 elections in Bosnia was not simply that ethnic cleansers were legitimized; it was, more mundanely, that ethnic cleansers were elected. Though Radovan Karadzic was not voted into office (indicted war criminals were not permitted to run), his ideas were. All three ruling parties--Serb, Croat and Muslim--spent the election "campaign" cracking down on opposition candidates, obstructing the media, stomping out free expression and blocking refugee repatriation. As a result, the vote proved empowering only to those who already held power.

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The German Delusion

The Editors in 1991 on why Germany isn’t ready to play a key role in Western European Union.

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