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Europe's Last Chance : Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union (Hardcover) (Guy

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In the heart of Europe’s current crisis, one of the continent’s foremost statesmen urges for a radical remaking of the European Union in the model of the United States

The diseases that plague Europe respect no borders. Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium and a leader in the European Parliament, shows that wherever we look?from the debt crisis in Greece to the rise of political Islam across Europe, the Syrian refugee crisis to Putin’s aggressive imperialism?we see colossal challenges far too large for any single nation to overcome.

In Europe's Last Chance, Verhofstadt proposes that Europe abandon the artificial divisions of nation-states and instead embrace a unified democracy on a continental scale: a United States of Europe. Revealing how this seemingly impossible dream nearly became a reality in 1953?when only a last-minute vote by the French parliament stopped a political and military unification of France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands?Verhofstadt builds a powerful and surprising argument for the necessity of unity; so that Europe remains secure, influential, and prosperous into the future.
Number of Pages: 294
Genre: Political Science, History, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Guy Verhofstadt
Language: English
Street Date: January 3, 2017
TCIN: 51820877
UPC: 9780465096855
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-6810
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