In the light of a never-ending Brexit and of the recent elections for the European Parliament, the swamp of Brussels has come under attack. Will individual freedom and national sovereignty flourish on the old Continent. I attempt to answer this question by drawing on the very profound works of a French political philosopher, Pierre Manent.
Pierre Manent, Democracy without Nations: The Fate of Self-Government in Europe Paul Seaton, trans., (Wilmington, Delaware: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2007).
Pierre Manent, Metamorphoses of the City: On the Western Dynamic Marc A. Lepain, trans., (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2013).