Europe: A Second Renaissance

On both sides of the Atlantic last week, men paid homage to a renaissance.

"The nations of Western Europe," said President Kennedy on the Fourth of July in Philadelphia, "long divided by feuds far more bitter than any which existed among the 13 colonies, are today joining together, seeking as our forefathers sought, to find freedom in diversity and unity from strength." Echoing Europe's own Jean Monnet, Kennedy called for a "concrete Atlantic partnership" that would help "achieve a world of law and free choice." He looked forward to a "declaration of...

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