My letter to the NY Times re: The False Choice Between European Federalism and Tribalism

Re: Where’s Charlemagne when we need him? , by Istan Deak

TribeDear Sirs:
Professor Deak fails to understand that the euro project is a tool of the European elite.  Its purpose is to force a federal Europe on an unwilling populace through control of the currency.  The Maastricht Treaty of 1992 is the culprit.  The fall of the Soviet Union and the NATO military alliance had ushered in the promise of eternal peace and prosperity for Europe.  But this was not enough for an elite seeking greater glory for themselves.  The common currency project threatens to undo all the good of decades of hard work to reduce barriers to trade, capital, and people.  Professor Deak is just another European dreamer who would pull all that down for a “new imperial construct”.  What a dangerous idea.  Patrick Barron

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