Thursday, June 7, 2012

Iron Lady's Precognition

"What we should grasp, however, from the lessons of European history is that, first, there is nothing necessarily benevolent about programmes of European integration; second, the desire to achieve grand utopian plans often poses a grave threat to freedom; and third, European unity has been tried before, and the outcome was far from happy...
The European single currency is bound to fail, economically, politically and indeed socially...That such an unnecessary and irrational project as building a European superstate was ever embarked upon will seem in future years to be perhaps the greatest folly of the modern era."

--former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft (2002)

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