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Posted: 8/26/2002 4:07:33 PM EDT
Haven't posted in a while, but this article is too good not to share with you guys. I apologize if it's been posted already. Here's a quote...
There are, of course, deeper structural reasons for Europe's aversion to American power. By unilaterally disarming itself, Europe is making a statement about how the world should be governed: by mediation, diplomacy, international agreements, polled sovereignty. The American analyst Robert Kagan famously expanded on this theme in a much-discussed recent essay. The experience of the EU - the way in which ancient enemies like France and Germany now cooperate in a conflict-free, post-nationalist arena - is regarded as morally and strategically superior to America's still-tenacious defense of sovereignty and millitary force. What this analysis misses, of course, is a little history. The only reason the E.U. can exist at all is because American military force defeated Nazi Germany. The only reason why all of Germany is now included in the E.U. is because American military force defeated the Soviet Union. Europhiles mistake the fruits of realpolitik with its abolition. And they don't realize that the best and only guarantor of European peace and integration - now threatened from within and without by Islamist terror - is American force again. Instead of cavilling at such intervention, these Europeans should be praying for it - in order to save their own political achievement.
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[url]http://www.andrewsullivan.com/main_article.php?artnum=20020811[/url]
Link Posted: 8/26/2002 9:39:27 PM EDT
Here's a link to one of the original discussions. [url]www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=140056[/url]
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