From "Nippophobia" to Fortress Europe to the Single Market: the European Community's progress over the last decade has been little short of stunning. Krause, a reporter and editor for The International Herald Tribune, combines a focus on the underlying economics that drive the process with easy-to-read prose, enriched by anecdotes about how the change has affected Europeans in the street. His book frames the challenges that lie ahead-widening to include new members in western Europe and stretching eastward. Its last chapter, visions of the year 2000 by four European leaders, is inadvertent testimony to the looming question for the United States: none of the visions, save that of Margaret Thatcher, has much of a role for America.
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