The United States of Europe

The United States of Europe

The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy

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Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143036081
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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 Europe is essential reading.

The United States of Europe

The United States of Europe

T. R. Reid

Praise

“A first-rate journalist, Reid provides impressive evidence to support his hypothesis.” —The Denver Post

“A lively, thought-provoking book.” —The Seattle Times

“T. R. Reid is like that great teacher you once had who makes a potentially dull and ponderous subject entertaining.” —The Miami Herald

Table of Contents

Prologue: Sleeping Through the Revolution

One: The Atlantic Wars

Two: The Invention of Peace and the Pursuit of Prosperity

Three: The Almighty Undollar

Four: Welch’s Waterloo

Five: L’Europe Qui Gagne; or, I Can’t Believe It’s Not American Butter

Six: The European Social Model

Seven: Showdown at Capability Gap

Eight: Generation E and the Ties That Bind the New Europe

Nine: Waking Up to the Revolution

Appendix 1: The States of Europe

Appendix 2: Inside the Belgeway: The Governing Structure of the European Union

Notes
Thanks
Index
About the Author

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