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European Union Studies: Research Guide: Selected reads

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Selected reads

From the Scout Report, v. 20 issue 13, April 4, 2014

Monnet's Brandy and Europe's Fate

http://www.brookings.edu/research/essays/2014/monnets-brandy-and-europes-fate

When some people think about long-form essays on political science, their eyes might glaze over. Never fear: The Brookings Essay features are here.

This latest installment from those good folks in Washington, D.C. explores the world of Jean Monnet and how he was committed to integrating the European countries in a meaningful way. The essay is broken up in a very effective fashion with photographs, images, and other visual delights that make the reading quite effective and easy. Interestingly enough, Monnet was not a public servant but a private citizen who was intently curious about the world and how Europe might become integrated in a way that respected nations' sovereignty and also worked to create a sense of unity and communion. It's a remarkable essay and one that will send interested parties looking for the other essays in this series. [KMG]