Tag Archives: European Union

Modern Greece, or the struggle for modernity

By | 8th October 2017

Stathis N. Kalyvas, Modern Greece. What Everyone Needs to Know, Oxford University Press, 2015 I bought Modern Greece. What Everyone Needs to Know not much time after its publication. I was curious about modern Greek history, which I did not know much about, as Greece used to be mentioned frequently in newspapers headlines during that… Read More »

The nationalistic anti-EU drift of the Italian radical left

By | 14th July 2015

A few days ago I wrote on Yanis Varoufakis’ take on the disciplinarian view according to which the European Union should be based on shared rules before and rather than common institutions. There is a different view, however, which is starting to emerge within the left – at least in the left opposing Italy’s Democratic… Read More »

Yanis Varoufakis on Wolfgang Schäuble

By | 10th July 2015

A banknote left from my latest trip to the eurozone There is a thing I have noticed if I have not misinterpreted what I read. In an article published today on The Guardian, the former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis has claimed that the intention of Wolfgang Schäuble, the current finance minister of Germany,… Read More »

The work of JS Mill shows the importance of a common identity to the principle of European federalism

By | 13th February 2014

In his examination of John Stuart Mill’s thought on Europe in Mill’s works Bentham, On Liberty and Utilitarianism, Simon Glendinning has shown why, according to Mill, we are Europeans because we are not one. He also states that European greatness stems from cultural and national diversities across the continent and that the danger of stationariness… Read More »