United Europe: Challenge and Opportunity

United Europe: Challenge and Opportunity

United Europe: Challenge and Opportunity

United Europe: Challenge and Opportunity

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The lectures which follow were given at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, in April 1962. My especial thanks are due to the Dean and Faculty for their very kind invitation as well as for the warm hospitality which they showed me during a visit that for me was as memorable as it was enjoyable.

In preparing the present text for a wider public, I have added some supplementary matter, but I have refrained from revising the lectures themselves. The title of this book, United Europe: Challenge and Opportunity, may perhaps be regarded as an oblique reference to the trade expansion program proposed by President Kennedy a few months before the lectures were written; but it has a general validity which is, I think, permanent. What I have tried to show, indeed, in the following pages is that all the challenges that face us in the world today are also opportunities, and that unity in Europe--itself a firm attempt to seize the opportunity that such challenges present--is also in turn a challenge and an opportunity for Europeans, and for free peoples the world over. What it means, in fact, is not the magnification of nineteenth-century nationalism to a more than national scale, but a . . .

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