A European's Warning to America

The perils of following us toward greater regulation, higher taxes and centralized power.

The critical difference between the American and European unions has to do with the location of power. The U.S. was founded on what we might loosely call the Jeffersonian ideal: the notion that decisions should be taken as closely as possible to the people they affect. The European Union was based on precisely the opposite ideal. Article One of its foundational treaty commits its nations to establish "an ever-closer union." Full Story »

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Walter Cox
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by Walter Cox - Mar. 12, 2011

A remarkable piece offering a fresh perspective that is seldom heard. That the author, Daniel Hannan, knows his subject well makes this a "must read." Hannan's analysis is not without flaws, however; more discerning readers should be able to separate the wheat from the chaff.

There is a tendency on the left to believe that those who disagree with them must be uneducated dolts, kneejerk reactionaries, Bible-belt fundamentalists, or a combination of the three. This opinion piece belies those assumptions.

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