by Leo Klinkers (January 2017), co-founder of the Strong Learning Academy Introduction: why this series of five book reviews? Striving for a federal Europe is like ground fire, where tree roots ignite and burn under the ground. Sometimes they burn through the surface, burning either in low or high intensity. Ground fires are difficult to [...]
The Federalist Papers Authors: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay (1787-1788) Introduction I see the Federalist Papers as a doctrine full of renewing insights in the form and content of constructing states, doing justice to the two inalienable rights of people, namely liberty and happiness. Therefore, this review is meant to fight the unmistakable [...]
Wij Europeanen (We Europeans) Author Wim de Wagt (www.wimdewagt.nl), translated from Dutch into English from the e-Book version 2015 Introduction Wij Europeanen is a thrilling and educational academic book. Wim de Wagt narrates in detail how immediately after World War I its negotiators began to understand that the 1919 Peace Treaty of Versailles, with its [...]
Episodes of flaring up European unity in the context of Federalism: Part 3, June 1940, Great Britain and the First Attempt to Build a European Union
June 1940, Great Britain and the First Attempt to Build a European Union Author Andrea Bosco, e-Book version 2016 Introduction Andrea Bosco has written a considerable number of books about federalism. This 2016 book may be his most impressive one. It is a detailed description of the manner in which many prominent Brits were committed [...]
Europe's Last Chance, Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union Author Guy Verhofstadt, translated from the Dutch e-Book version ‘De ziekte van Europa’ (2015) Introduction This book focuses on only one subject: the structures and procedures of the European Union as the root causes of the dysfunction of the Union, and therewith [...]
Episodes of flaring up European unity in the context of Federalism: Part 5, Broederschap. Pleidooi voor verbondenheid.
Broederschap. Pleidooi voor verbondenheid Author, Frans Timmermans, translated from the Dutch e-Book version 2015 Introduction At the beginning of this essay Episodes of flaring up European unity in the context of federalism I have stated that Frans Timmermans (Vice chairman of the European Commission) in his book Broederschap. Pleidooi voor verbondenheid, does not talk about [...]