A sharply argued dissent from prevailing American complacency and also alarmist orthodoxy. Goldsborough, a veteran foreign correspondent turned analyst, explains Europe's pull away from the United States as being consonant with Europe's interests and not unrelated to American failures. He suggests ways of adjusting to long-term transatlantic changes and his Gaullist arguments leave little room for any sentimental invocation of the past or for condemning European desertion. A vigorous and important, if slightly hurried, contribution to what should become a major debate over future U.S.-European relations.
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