The Next Aristocracy
Victor Davis Hanson has another great piece in NRO (yes, another NRO streak…) about the true motivations of the Eurocrats. In essence, what Hanson argues is that the Eurocrats want a return to the days of aristocratic socialism, as it was prior to World War I. At the same time they decry American "unilateralism", the Eurocrats seek to set themselves up as the dominant world hegemon. The way in which the EU’s protectionist economic policies hurt Third World nations show that they are perfectly willing to do whatever it takes to consolidate their power. With the US and Russia having relatively amicable ties, and the US action in Afghanistan highlighting the US’s military prowess compared to the military shamble that is Europe, no wonder the Eurocrats are on the defensive.