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Why Europe's Great Experiment Is Failing

Ian Morris
Board of Contributors
Jan 27, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
European flags fly at half-mast as a tribute to late South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela at the Berlaymont European Union Commission buiding in Brussels on December 6, 2013. Former South-African President Mandela, a global colossus and Nobel peace laureate died on December 5 aged 95.

European flags fly at half-mast as a tribute to late South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela at the Berlaymont European Union Commission buiding in Brussels on December 6, 2013. Former South-African President Mandela, a global colossus and Nobel peace laureate died on December 5 aged 95.

(GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

The slow-motion crisis of the European Union finally seems to be coming to a head. For more than 60 years after its beginnings in the late 1940s, the bloc's revolutionary path of forming a state without the use of centralized coercive power enabled it to gradually master its members' tribalism and local strategic interests. But by denying itself the very possibility of enforcing its rules with violence, Europe has brought itself to the brink of failure....

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