June 16, 2008
This blog will be about Europe, and the fact that the European Union is far more than a glass half full, and that there are Europeans, and not just French and Germans and Brits, and that we have more to gain from working together than fighting each other.
It is a humble attempt to contribute to a rational debate, but also to provoke Europeans and their leaders to look at the big picture: the world is a pretty big place, European nations are no longer colonial powers and cannot force other people to do what is right, they need to convince them of it, and encourage them. But that presumes that Europe gets its own act together first, and becomes a more perfect Union, more coherent, more democratic, more transparent and more effective.
The name of this blog, euvangelist, is not in any way a religious statement. I believe that part of Europe’s postmodern contribution to world peace and culture is to demonstrate the power of secular humanism. Rather, the name is an acknowledgment that what Europe desperately needs is people who will sing its praises, and explain it to the masses, both within Europe and beyond Europe.
I hope you find the blog useful and look forward to any comments that people care to submit.
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