It fell to Italy, in the recent European election, to represent the ebb of the Eurosceptic tide flooding Europe. To me this was good news and not because the European dream dazzles me. I do not count myself among the euro-enthusiasts of whom, after all, there are fewer and fewer.
The European Council's decision to appoint Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission might be thought in line with the normal rotation of EU leadership. Certainly some will try to portray it that way, pretending nothing has changed.
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.