Just for the record France announced that it will return to the duties In NATO. While Croatia become a member 2 days ago.I hope so. I fear we might not be there when both Croatia and France will merge, but as one of my fellow acquaintance said (Finkielkraut), "Europe is the next evolution of mankind!".
I know that NATO in not equall Europe But from military perspective we are one form this point.
I have on purpose made this question in more controversional form.In my opinion, the question is not to make a poliical entity that could rival with the US. They are our friends, our philosophical and political brethren, not our competitors. So, it's rather when the US would integrate into the UE, and why. When our family could reunite, at last.
We are the Western world. We are the heirs of the Enlightenment age.
And the goal is to unite mankind.
The real question is : Can Europe survive if US is not superpower anymore?
I am not talking about creating the society of atheists as a part of some great plan. It is just that the modern Europe is the most atheistic society in the world.Maybe, but you shouldn't say that too loud, especially the "atheistic" word.
But we understand each other.
The time will tell. But I think that potential exists.Well, we have to prove whether "old nations" can unite despite centuries of wars and hatred, under a common ideal. And those ideals are democracy, human rights, and the end of ethnic and cultural discriminations.
We have to know if we can create a postmodern nation, something way ahead our traditional nation-states.
Are we the future? Can we believe enough in ourselves?