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

 
 
 
 
United States of Europe: The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy
Author: T R Reid
ISBN 13: 9780143036081
ISBN 10: 143036084
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Paperback
Pages: N/A
List Price: $10.79
 
 

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 New York Times - Roger Cohen

… it is indisputable that the ideal of European unity has assumed a kind of global resonance - one that inspires democratic reformers in Ukraine today - and done so in contradistinction to American power. The importance of Mr. Reid's book lies in its evocative framing of this shift.