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The United States Of Europe : The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy

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To Americans accustomed to unilateralism abroad and social belt-tightening at home, few books could be more revelatory--or controversial--than this timely, lucid, and informative portrait of the new European Union.

Now comprising 25 nations and 450 million citizens, the EU has more people, more wealth, and more votes on every international body than the United States. It eschews military force but offers guaranteed health care and free university educations. And the new "United States of Europe" is determined to be a superpower. Tracing the EU's emergence from the ruins of World War II and its influence everywhere from international courts to supermarket shelves, T. R. Reid explores the challenge it poses to American political and economic supremacy. The United States of Europe is essential reading.

T. R. Reid's newest book, A Fine Mess, will be published by Penguin Press in Spring 2017.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 139 x 215 x 17.53mm | 290.3g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143036084
  • 9780143036081
  • 660,323

Table of contents

Prologue: Sleeping Through the Revolution


One: The Atlantic Wars


Two: The Invention of Peace and the Pursuit of Prosperity


Three: The Almighty Undollar


Four: Welch's Waterloo


Five: L'Europe Qui Gagne; or, I Can't Believe It's Not American Butter


Six: The European Social Model


Seven: Showdown at Capability Gap


Eight: Generation E and the Ties That Bind the New Europe


Nine: Waking Up to the Revolution


Appendix 1: The States of Europe


Appendix 2: Inside the Belgeway: The Governing Structure of the European Union


Notes
Thanks
Index
About the Author
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Review Text

"A first-rate journalist, Reid provides impressive evidence to support his hypothesis." -The Denver Post
"A lively, thought-provoking book." -The Seattle Times

"T. R. Reid is like that great teacher you once had who makes a potentially dull and ponderous subject entertaining." -The Miami Herald
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"A first-rate journalist, Reid provides impressive evidence to support his hypothesis." --The Denver Post

"A lively, thought-provoking book." --The Seattle Times

"T. R. Reid is like that great teacher you once had who makes a potentially dull and ponderous subject entertaining." --The Miami Herald
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About T.R. Reid

T. R. Reid is a longtime correspondent for The Washington Post and former chief of its Tokyo and London bureaus. He is a commentator for National Public Radio and has been a correspondent for several PBS documentaries. His bestselling books include A Fine Mess, The Healing of America, The United States of Europe, The Chip, and Confucius Lives Next Door.
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