European Exhaustion, or: The Lessons of 1918

But the great European survival project called the European Union is not immune to the illness of 1918. Exhaustion is everywhere. In many ways, the EU’s current lackluster performance is a continuation of 1918-type exhaustion by other means.

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In Europe today, political resources have been used up, and treaty change looks impossible. Europeans embrace economic reform only reluctantly. They do not tackle immigration and integration issues properly. They silently accept energy dependence on unreliable, even adversarial, external players. And there is no detectable willingness to build more democracy into the system.

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