French President Francois Hollande quote:
“Circumstances are leading us to accelerate,” Hollande said in an opinion piece published by the Journal du Dimanche on Sunday. “What threatens us is not too much Europe, but a lack of it.”
Many have been hoping that the Greece crisis, and perhaps soon Portugal, others, would lead to a break up of the European Union. Many have pointed out that the EU is poorly designed and undemocratic. However, I wish to argue that the EU was never intended to endure. It was intended as an entry into an integrated European empire.
During this time of uncertainty and change, there is a chance we’ll have good change, breaks from the EU. But it is also possible we’ll see bad change, a new integrated European leviathan: A clone of the American leviathan.
Lesson learned: Free trade and open-border immigration lead to an integrated polity. And revolution can bring good or bad change.