I quote from ‘One World’ at a little length for two reasons.
One we get a taste in Willkie’s pages of the thinking that led to the founding of the European Union’s predecessor institutions – the first of these being the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951.
It goes down like exotic wine when put against what the E.U. has made of itself.
There is no understanding the Brexit vote without at least a passing knowledge of the ideals and purpose that are now wholly abandoned.
How those running Brussels and Frankfurt – seat of the European Central Bank – can hold their heads up with this forsaken history as their proscenium is entirely beyond me.