Leftist pro-EU argument

sol dollinger soldoll at inreach.com
Sat Apr 28 09:04:07 MDT 2001


moritz
At 04:05 PM 04/28/2001 +0200, you wrote:
>Here Immanuel Wallerstein promotes his anti-US-imperialism,
>pro-Euro-imperialism view.
>
>Magnus Bernhardsen
>
>http://www.eurozine.com/online/articles/20010212-es-wallerstein.html
>
>"On Sept. 28, 2000, Denmark voted not to join the euro. This is the latest
>manifestation of a persistent Euroskepticism. Denmark has been strongly
>marked by it, but it exists to some extent in most European countries -
>though it has been particularly strong in the Nordic countries and Great
>Britain. What lies behind this reluctance to move forward with Europe among
>a large minority of Europeans?"
>
>"So for the moment, the U.S. is spared the creation of a serious
>geopolitical rival, actually primarily thanks to the voting patterns of
>parts of the Nordic left, ironically the most anti-American parts. They
>have provided the crucial margin of votes to keep Denmark, Norway, and
>Sweden from taking the plunge into Europe that would bring them in line
>with France, Germany, Italy, and the Low Countries - the original six and
>still the heartland of the movement."




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