Title Page

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p. i

Copyright

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p. iv

CONTENTS

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p. v

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PREFACE

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pp. vii-ix

THIS BOOK is based on lectures I gave at the Johns Hopkins Center in Bologna in May 1995, under the auspices of The New York Review of Books and Hill and Wang. I should like to thank the director of the Center, Professor Robert Evans, for his hospitality, and Professor Pietro Corsi, editor of La Rivista dei Libri, for helping to organize and sponsor the...

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1. A GRAND ILLUSION

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pp. 3-44

THE EUROPEAN Coal and Steel Community was born in 1951 from an idea conceived by Jean Monnet and proposed by Robert Schuman, the French Foreign Minister, in May 1950. In 1958 it became the European Economic Community, popularly referred to as the "Europe of Six" (France, West Germany, Italy, and the Benelux countries). This prosperous...

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2. EASTERN APPROACHES

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pp. 45-82

How MANY Europes are there? The question sounds odd, and one answer may seem intuitively obvious. There is only one Europe, just as there is but one Asia, one Africa, and so forth. Like the other continents, Europe has a north and a south, an east and a west, and appropriate subdivisions...

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3. GOODBYE TO ALL THAT?

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pp. 83-128

"IN THE first years after the war ... Europeans took shelter behind a collective amnesia" (Hans-Magnus Enzensberger). This drive to forget and build anew was remarkably successful. The Cold War began just two years after the defeat of Hitler...

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AFTERWORD

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pp. 129-141

DISCUSSION TODAY of the prospects for Europe tends to oscillate rather loosely between Pang loss and Cassandra, between bland assurance and dire prophecy. I have argued that the likelihood that the European Union will fulfill its own promises of ever-closer union, while remaining open to new...

INDEX

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pp. 143-150