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An appreciation of the European Union

from Paul Berman in The New Republic, as the EU gets its Nobel Peace Prize: http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/110863/how-europe-earned-its-nobel-peace-prize

Sample: “The EU comprises by now most of the European continent, and, in those portions, the possibility of wars breaking out has reached the level statistically known as zero. Here is something new under the sun. And the achievement is being marked in a suitable manner—not by a military parade with planes overhead and tanks ruining the pavement, but modestly and quietly, in a simple and probably slightly melancholy prize ceremony in Oslo, to which everyone ought to say, hooray.”

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