The dispute over the planned TTIP transatlantic free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States goes far beyond the treaty itself, the reason being the tradition in which TTIP is grounded.
Conflicts and tensions in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Palestine worry us for many reasons. Security, oil supply, migration are just some among the rising concerns. The role of the European Union in the Mediterranean is too weak and gives little assurances on the future of these challenges.
The birth of neoliberalism is difficult to date precisely. As an intellectual project it emerged in the 1930s and 1940s in various initially unrelated institutional contexts from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg to the Economics Department at the University of Chicago.
I wish to speak about the tragedy of Europe, this noble continent, the home of all the great parent races of the Western world, the foundation of Christian faith and ethics, the origin of most of the culture, arts, philosophy and science both of ancient and modern times.