Brandon's authors are just as distinguished as in the volume above; they are all Europeans save James Schlesinger (and Brandon himself, an Englishman long on this side of the Atlantic as Washington correspondent for the London Sunday Times). They paint their picture of Europe post-Maastricht in broad strokes. Their tone is optimistic, but Brandon cautions, presciently in light of subsequent events, that progress will be slower than Maastricht indicated and Michel Rocard predicts (and David Owen fears). Michel Stürmer reiterates the value of Europe's American connection, but Schlesinger, like Blackwill, foresees that connection becoming less intimate. He criticizes the Bush administration for resisting efforts by Europeans themselves to get together in foreign policy or defense.