Do leaders and citizens in Europe always have to fail to rise to the occasion, when Hobbes returns?
This time around, does the transformation from being the ball kicked around to constructive player demand too much from enlightened 21st century Europeans?
In my article Myopia or Utopia? I try to sketch the democratic change between these imaginary countries for the leaders of the institutions and the member states of the European Union, as well as for its citizens.
In New Europe’s special issue Our World in 2017 more than a hundred authors offer us a picture of the state of our union and the preparedness of minds.