The European Courier

The European Courier

Robert Menasse

"Either the Europe of nation states will founder, or the project of overcoming the nation state will. One way or another, the EU will be our downfall." Robert Menasse’s plea for a “post-national Europe”.

Open doors and competent briefings, a streamlined bureaucracy, highly qualified officials and efficiently functioning hierarchies: Robert Menasse travels to Brussels, rents an apartment, and finds he is in for one surprise after another. Hardly any of the common clichés about fossilised Eurocrats hold true. On the contrary: it is national governments that are sacrificing the vision of a unified Europe to short-sighted populist manoeuvres, thereby triggering major political and economic crises. In this gripping account, Menasse pillories Germany's ill-considered economic policy, pursued at the cost of Europe, and reproaches Merkel for lacking historical awareness. This stirring essay, informed with the spirit of Georg Büchner, calls for nothing less than "the creation of a new, post-national democracy."

"A rarity: a writer who can produce essays and novels with equal aplomb. Robert Menasse is among the very few who possess both gifts, a novelist and writer blessed with remarkable talent." - Ulrich Weinzierl, Die Welt


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Juergen Riedler
04.10.2012

das eBook (von Amazon bezogen) enth"alt ein falsches cover (n"amlich das von Christoph Meckel) – abgesehen davon bietet es eine unbedingt weiterempfehlenswerte politische Analyse der EU


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