9780143036081

The United States of Europe The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy

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    9780143036081

  • ISBN10:

    0143036084

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-11-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

To Americans accustomed to unilateralism abroad and social belt-tightening at home, few books could be more revelatory—or controversial—than this timely, lucid, and informative portrait of the new European Union.Now comprising 25 nations and 450 million citizens, the EU has more people, more wealth, and more votes on every international body than the United States. It eschews military force but offers guaranteed health care and free university educations. And the new United States of Europe” is determined to be a superpower. Tracing the EU’s emergence from the ruins of World War II and its influence everywhere from international courts to supermarket shelves, T. R. Reid explores the challenge it poses to American political and economic supremacy. The United States of Europeis essential reading.

Author Biography

T. R. Reid is a longtime correspondent for the Washington Post and former chief of its Tokyo and London bureaus as well as a commentator for National Public Radio. His books include The Chip and Confucius Lives Next Door.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Sleeping Through the Revolutionp. 1
The Atlantic Widensp. 7
The Invention of Peace and the Pursuit of Prosperityp. 26
The Almightly Undollarp. 63
Welch's Waterloop. 88
L'Europe Qui Gagne: or, I Can't Believe It's Not American Butterp. 111
The European Social Modelp. 144
Showdown at Capability Gapp. 177
Generation E and the Ties That Bind the New Europep. 197
Waking Up to the Revolutionp. 227
The States of Europep. 245
Inside the Belgeway: The Governing Structure of the European Unionp. 272
Notesp. 288
Thanksp. 290
Indexp. 295
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