Age of Fragmentation

More inflection point material, this time macro-political, and Europe-focused, beginning:

Perhaps the greatest academic growth area over the past twenty years or so has been “European integration studies”, a field that has both analysed and boosted support for the European “project”. Almost all of its practitioners have proceeded from the assumption that the process of integration is – must be – “irreversible”. It is the intellectual equivalent of the principle of the European acquis communautaire by which powers, once surrendered or pooled, cannot be retrieved. Or, more unkindly, one might see it as a “European Brezhnev doctrine”, by which socialism, being inevitable, could not be allowed to fail in any country in which it was already established.

But what if this is not so? What if, as the Croatian political scientist Josip Glaurdic, an expert on the collapse of Yugoslavia, once quipped, what we really need is a school of “European disintegration studies”? …

(Don’t be put off by the leftist publication credentials from reading the whole thing.)

November 10, 2015admin 10 Comments »
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  • Age of Fragmentation | Neoreactive Says:

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  • Kwisatz Haderach Says:

    No race realism or reference to evolution biology makes this analysis ridiculous.


    Posted on November 10th, 2015 at 4:51 pm Reply | Quote
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  • michael Says:

    makes one wonder if theres someone whos assassination might nudge the EU over the edge or some similar event that might do it.


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  • Seth Says:

    Berlin has trampled on the interests of the southern periphery by demanding a punishing programme of austerity as the price for providing the credit line that holds the eurozone (and, by extension, the European project) together. And this summer, despite vehement protests from the eastern Europeans, Germany has insisted that all EU member states take a quota of the migrants pouring in to Europe and whose presence threatens one of the pillars on which the Union is built – the freedom of movement.

    If events follow the established course, this exercise of raw power will be accompanied, after a while, by concessions on loosening union. Already Britain has initiated discussions and other states, such as the Netherlands, Denmark and Poland, may soon line up behind it. The next step is for Germany to calculate that compromise is the way to avoid the early collapse of the Union. Whether these efforts succeed depends on whether the EU is facing its 1867/1974 or 1918/1990 moment.

    Merkel is confessing Germany’s sins before the international priestly class once and for all, seeking to cleanse the Germanic image of its fascist grime. The Hungarians and Slovenes are standing in her way, blocking her and Germany’s path to justice and anti-racist righteousness.

    I know this is terrible of me, and I know it won’t actually happen, but how darkly ironic would it be if the German powerhouse were to refuse compromise and to plunge Europe once again into armed conflict, this time in the name of international social justice—which of course is just the newest puppet sleeve for the fascist impulse.


    vitis Reply:

    But who’d actually fight for it?


    Seth Reply:

    For Germany?

    These people.

    And these people.

    Against them, of course, would be the Slavic jackboots and soccer hooligans.


    vitis Reply:

    worst european war ever.

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