The Philosophy of 'Europe'Issue: Spring 1995
"The rational organization, at the global level, of human
existence...is clearly an absolute necessity." --Eduard Shevardnadze, 1992
There are moments when the swirling mists in which modern European
political speech seems deliberately to envelop itself are dissipated
by sudden, perhaps unintended, flashes of linguistic clarity. Two
remarks made in 1994 have illuminated, if only in silhouette, the
broad outlines of current European geopolitics and political culture.