THE YEAR OF EUROPE: Here Comes the European Idea

ONE of the most-quoted remarks of the ubiquitous Henry Kissinger was that 1973 was to be "the Year of Europe." Americans may not see it that way, but Europeans certainly do. Not since the turbulent transition from shooting war to cold war 25 years ago has Europe found itself at the center of so many different currents of change.

Some of those currents flow from the two superpowers who have guided Europe's destiny since the end of World War II. With Viet Nam out of the way at last, a measured American recessional resumes...

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