WESTERN EUROPE: Third Chance

WESTERN EUROPE

Out of the ashes and gutted cities of World War II, idealists tried to create a united Europe by means of a political idea: the Council of Europe. They failed. Then came the hardheaded soldiers and diplomats who wanted to "build Europe" through a European army in a common uniform—and in the ugly, fruitless debate over EDC, all the idealism almost went out of the European dream. Last week, somewhat to their surprise, Europeans found themselves being offered a third chance to build Europe. This time the approach was economic, and,...

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