Charging Ahead Watch out, Washington and Moscow.

Flush with money and increasingly unified, Western Europe is marching to its own drummer

"We often hear that there is just one Europe," Lech Walesa told his hosts after arriving in West Germany last week to seek financial support for Poland's own version of perestroika. "Well, I just looked out the window from the plane, and there is in fact just one Europe." From aloft the Solidarity leader could not, of course, see the very real partition of Europe into East and West. Nor could he detect the many barriers that still separate the countries of Western Europe. But what Walesa did discern is that Europe is changing fast: ideological divisions are disappearing, borders are...

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