by Marc Cogen
The overall-theme of the KAS-BGU conference is the foreign policy of the European Union and this session deals with the
Let us first look at the EU side of the pond.
Historical determinism, denial of free choice and democracy.
Whether the European Union is the most appropriate formula for
As in many European member states, the European Union is run by the political Left which stands for democratic socialism. Yes, the political Left also rules
EU. Its policies are defined by subsidized mass transfers, free college tuiton and an ever worsening educational project, extended maternity leave, early retirement and utopian pacifism as a foreign policy. As one observer wrote: ‘… no wonder that
But the political Left, ruling large swaths of present-day
Free debate is undermined in the public sphere – both in universities and in newspapers – in the name of democracy and peace. Critical voices are sidelined in a discrete way or labeled as extremists or ‘right-wing populists’. This imposed censorship by the European Left contradicts freedom of expression, one of the core values of our society. At the same time the political Left appeases European jihadists who never liked freedom of speech unless they could attack the West or
The non-EU side of the pond.
Few people, even in academia, ever heard of it. Yet the ‘Mediterranean Union’ was proclaimed by one of the founding fathers of the Union,
So let us look at the perceived obstacle in the
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