Monday, August 11, 2003

Another interview with historian Emmanuel Todd: "Europe still does not have a common foreign policy. Until now it has always been in America's retinue. Now the Germans have reclaimed their foreign policy, and one cannot overestimate the strategic and symbolic dimensions of this. In conjunction with France, there is a core of political renewal independent of the US, and with mass popular support. Spain, Britain, Italy and the east Europeans represent the 'old' Europe, since they have not yet achieved autonomy."

Todd, however, has an unusual take on terrorism: that it is 'demographic' in origin. Its relation to US policy is not admitted.

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