Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century

Why Europe Will Run the st Century Those who believe Europe is weak ineffectual and sclerotic are wrong Europe might look frail and feeble against American military might but that expression of power is shallow and narrow Or so says

  • Title: Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century
  • Author: Mark Leonard
  • ISBN: 9781586484248
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • Those who believe Europe is weak, ineffectual and sclerotic are wrong Europe might look frail and feeble against American military might, but that expression of power is shallow and narrow Or so says Mark Leonard, one of Europe s brightest new policy thinkers, in a book sure to stir and provoke his American contemporaries America s centralized, militarized supremacy, heThose who believe Europe is weak, ineffectual and sclerotic are wrong Europe might look frail and feeble against American military might, but that expression of power is shallow and narrow Or so says Mark Leonard, one of Europe s brightest new policy thinkers, in a book sure to stir and provoke his American contemporaries America s centralized, militarized supremacy, he argues, has become so overwhelming that it has defeated everything, including itself It s capable of imposing itself anywhere but when its back is turned its potency wanes Europe s reach, by contrast, is broad and deep, spreading a value system from Albania to Zambia It draws other countries into its orbit rather than seeking to define itself against them, and as they come under the influence of its laws and customs they are changed forever Europe, quietly, has rediscovered within its foundations a revolutionary model for the future and an alternative to American hard power With little fanfare, Europe has pooled the resources and the sovereignty of its nations into a radical new interface and a power that is discreetly but insistently shaping the path forward The revolution they have unleashed, Leonard argues, will transform the world Whether you are a neocon or a transatlantic traditionalist, a businessmen or financier, his argument is one you cannot afford to ignore.

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    1. It had a simple way of putting things into the right or at least interesting perspective I think I would go for a revisiting edition as so many things have changed since it was written

    2. Europe is a fascinating place -- a post-nation-state club of nation-states that expands because neighboring states outside want to get in, and are willing to remake themselves from the ground up (more or less) in order to be admitted a great power with a total bureaucracy of about 30,000 (amazingly few, if you think about it), riddled with contradictions and continually lurching from one crisis to the next while somehow getting stronger and stronger -- and I have not read a better analysis of wh [...]

    3. This is a focus on the soft power of the EU. Predominantly economic, the EU has been able to influence nations on its periphery, north africa, central asia and the middle east through its economic might. For decades it was able to rely on US expenditures to provide security. Meanwhile they were quietly working on deepening relations with one another. They are the largest single market and establish rules for corporations that if not met, they cannot sell their goods in the EU. Almost all of them [...]

    4. nhwvejournal/922824ml[return][return]Leonard's short book is a positive polemic - an assertion that the EU model is not only stable and viable, but that it will prove infectious and beneficial to the rest of the world. He tackles the economics as well, arguing that the demographic crisis is much less grave than some fear, and that the euro will prove a magnet. He writes of the "Eurosphere", the European, Middles Eastern and African states which he believes will naturally look to the EU as their [...]

    5. So, the question that UK politicians cannot stop raising is on the front pages again: Europe – Should we be in or out?I’m reminded of a book I read a few years back and which was published as an ebook for the first time in Summer 2011. I recall being refreshed by the author’s approach to and understanding of Europe and her role in the wider world. Her individual nations having been masters (mistresses, even? What gender is a country if a continent is feminine?) of the 19th century, and bee [...]

    6. كبداية، هذا الكتاب غير متحيز جدا عند نقاشه الإتحاد الأوروبي، اذا لو انت تظن ان المنظمات الدولية بلا فائدة و ان الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية هي محور شر و إمبريالية، تحليل جيد و فرضيات على مستقبل الإتحاد الأوروبي و محاولاته في نشر مبادئهFor starter, this book is incredibly unbias when discussing the European Un [...]

    7. The discussion on on the economic benefits of EU is solid and interesting, with some history on the question. But concerning the political points of view it's a standard collection of exceptionalisms of the "top" countries with very instructive tone on how to make the peaceful change like Orange revolution on Ukraine and Revolution of roses in Georgia, but we really new that the both ended up badly and actually wasn't that peaceful. Will I recommend this book? No.

    8. Very tidy book, enlightening me on global politics, something I've never had much interest in. Easy to read, well argued, with some wonderful images and catchy aphorisms. The rise of regional communities of nations and the fall of the isolated nation-state explains how recent American foreign policy is out-dated and as such why it is failing in the face of globalisation. I feel I have some grasp now of the unification of Europe and the importance of the rise of the Euro. I liked it.

    9. An easy and quick-read. It is a bit dated by now, but I did find that it still had some interesting new points of view that can make you curious to read a little more on different ideas about global politics.

    10. Yeah, it was an okay read. It's quick and fast and not too dense, but I found my attention span wandering pretty quickly--perhaps a little too academic for my needs. It's certainly worth a look over, even if you don't agree with the title

    11. music to a europhile's ears. i've studied quite a bit in europe and anyone interested in the EU or european and world politics should read this.

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