Timothy Garton-Ash, Why we must not let Europe break apart
The great historian argues that the European project is in big trouble, but is still worth fighting for. Old and new rifts are everywhere: between the north and south, west and east, two halves of each society, and more (including within countries). In the meantime, right-wing nationalists are peddling the return to an ill-defined “Europe of nations”. For centuries, Europe has torn itself apart, only to then put itself back together again, but this time is different because outside powers are engaged in a scramble for Europe (and not vice versa). Today’s deepest European challenge is this: do we really need to lose it all in order to find it again? (long read – 20 min, but a must).

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