Power and Weakness

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    For those interested in understanding the increasingly divergent cultural, political, and military paths of America and the EU:

    Read the remainder of this article here: http://www.policyreview.org/JUN02/kagan.html
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    Perhaps the "hard" quality of American foreign policy has afforded Europe the LUXURY of it's complex, nuanced paralysis.
     
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    Can't we all just get along? :blah2:
     
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    Very long but very good article. If one reads it in its entirety, it certainly generates some deep thinking.
     
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    Interesting article. However, it still does not adequately answer for me the question of why Europe has become so anti-American when it is America's power that provides the very protection for them to pursue their idealistic Kantian dreamworld. Of course they fear our unilateral power but you would think they need it much more than they fear it. Isn't their anti-Americanism a bit foolish?


     
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    damn good article, are we fated to witness another war in europe in our time? with the fraying relations and waning influence of the US with the self-induglent and arrogant EU, could Germany or France soon be led by an out of touch fanatic?
     
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    It is, and it will be their undoing when an Iranian or N. Korean nuclear missile strikes one of their cities.

    They are perhaps jealous of what we have come to stand for under Pres. Bush(action, not rhetoric)?
     
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    Since when have European socialist programs brought them prosperity? There is a reason they have double digit inflation in alot of those countries and they are focusing on tourism industries rather than actually producing or selling anything.
     

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