Can Europe prove that it’s capable of finding energy in its contradictions and differences and reinvent itself as a place the whole world respects? William Murphy/flickr, CC BY-SAThe writer-political thinker Albert Camus once commented that the true source of strength of modern Europe has been its ability to live on its contradictions, flourish amid its differences and, under pressure, to reinvent itself as “a civilisation on which the whole world depends even when rejecting it”.
The remark was anti-fascist, a sharp knife designed to cut through fantasies of European unification, by ideology or military force. It expressed equal contempt …read more
Source: The Conversation