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Were these bridges "too far" because:

  • they went beyond an absolute limit that Europe is culturally incapable of crossing?

  • they were, as such, ill-conceived?

  • they were accompanied by (and were too weak to check) a neolib wave that made for a Union that was essentially as large a free-trade zone as possible?

  • the disappearance of the Communist bloc has had, as one consequence, a decrease in the willingness of previous member states of the EEC to forgo national interests?

  • that disappearance, twenty years ago, marks a line that further European integration will not be able to go beyond in the foreseeable future? (not quite the same as the first question)

I know, there isn't one single response. And there may be others.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Sep 21st, 2011 at 06:05:51 AM EST
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