Why Doesn't America Listen?


World War II brought Europe and the U.S. together

You no longer want allies or institutions, but only volunteers for posses to chase various gangs of bandits." That was not what I expected to hear from a former European Union Commissioner who is now chairman of one of Europe's leading corporations, but it perfectly captures the growing alienation from America that was constantly expressed to me during a recent swing through the major European capitals.

What a contrast to the Le Monde headline proclaiming "We Are All Americans" in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Eleven months later, sympathy for the victims remains, but the...

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