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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading
Whether or not you consider you agree with the thoughts of Czech President Vaclav Klaus, you will find this a very readable book. Vaclav Klaus makes his own analysis of the development of the European Union and you will find your own thoughts on the current state of affairs in Europe enhanced by testing them against those of Mr. Klaus. Thank you Mr Klaus for taking the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A sceptical view, written by an insider
Worth reading, but a lot of the material is written in a technical way (including speeches delivered in the European Assembly) and there are more incisive indictments of the European Union than this to be had.
Published 16 months ago by MR RICHARD NORTH


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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading, 28 Dec 2012
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Whether or not you consider you agree with the thoughts of Czech President Vaclav Klaus, you will find this a very readable book. Vaclav Klaus makes his own analysis of the development of the European Union and you will find your own thoughts on the current state of affairs in Europe enhanced by testing them against those of Mr. Klaus. Thank you Mr Klaus for taking the time to write this topical book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear insight in the flaws of the European Union..., 2 Jun 2013
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As president of the Czech Republic, Mr Vaclav Klaus is well positioned to opinion on the current European Union. Unlike his peers, he dares to speak up against the lack of democracy within the EU structure (non-elected European Commissioners, denial of the popular vote during referenda in France, Netherlands, Ireland,...) and the more federal structure of the EU. Currently, Europe is drifting away from the original European Economic Community, which was set up to promote free trade and organised as a confederation of indepedent nation states. By now, flag plus anthem and above all, a true constitution (excluding any reference to its Christian heritage) make it truly look like a supranational organisation eagerly wanting to be a full-blown state. The recent euro crisis shows that moving forward, it is better to revitalize the current member states of the EU rather than to promote a superstate, the latter not able to cope with the different national preferences (socially, politically, economically) and offering little or no economies of scale. A well received warning from Mr Klaus to prevent a victory of transnational progressivism over the democratic nation state.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Federal Trap, 13 Dec 2012
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This proves beyond any doubt that the UK is falling into a federal trap where countries as we know them now will not exist in the distant future. We will all be in regions with new names.
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5.0 out of 5 stars convincing, 19 Mar 2013
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Supports my already held opinions with evidence and inside information. What is being done to make the case more widely and swing the direction of travel away from the inevitable soviet style outcome otherwise?
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3.0 out of 5 stars A sceptical view, written by an insider, 25 Feb 2013
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Worth reading, but a lot of the material is written in a technical way (including speeches delivered in the European Assembly) and there are more incisive indictments of the European Union than this to be had.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, 18 Sep 2013
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... for anyone who fears having their identity changed without their consent. Indeed, we should all fear an anti-democratic political elite intent on abolishing nation states. This is a very valuable documentation of how politicians buy into a gravy train and at the same time see themselves as a vanguard whose opinion is formed without the need to consult the less intelligent "little people".
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