Europe: The 7,601st Day

Europe passed a milestone of sorts last week. As of Sunday, June 5, the 7,601st day since V-J Day, the Continent had managed to live in peace for as long as it had between its two world wars. True enough, it was divided between West and East, and each side's bristles of missiles were unneeded evidence that the peace was still troubled. But the rigid structures of Europe are rapidly changing, and so are the dogmas of decades past. The cold opposing currents are growing warmer and the hard opposing truths growing softer. As the 7,601st day passed into...

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