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The United States of Europe by T.R. Reid
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Apr 17, 2008

really liked it

There’s a reason why T.R. Reid’s book, published three years ago, continues to enjoy a very nice sales ranking on amazon. With great humor and intelligence, Reid describes: 1) many of the developments leading up to the formation of the EU; 2) some of its early achievements (read especially Chapters 3 and 4, “The Almighty Undollar” and “Welch’s Waterloo”); and 3) the future implications of a unified Europe both for the US and the world. Much of the work comes from events Reid has witnessed firsthand as a Washington Post correspondent and NPR commentator, the rest from some pretty comprehensive research. Rolf Dobelli, PhD and Chairman of, “[recommends] this book to managers of U.S. companies that have European offices and to anyone interested in contemporary international relations.” Granted, that may not be the zippy, exuberant rave you’d expect from an American reviewer, but if this book is correct we’d all better start getting used to a little European understatement! Highly recommended for everyone to read—the sooner the better.

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