… European Union today is letting itself be dragged, with no resistance, in the same general direction as the rest of global civilization; it’s driven by the idea of growth, the creation of profit at any price, development and prosperity, although unfortunately utterly one-dimensional… Europe could be an inspiration, an example of how to try to think not only of quantity but also of quality, how not to think merely about momentary short-term material success but also about qualitative, indirect, long-term success, to revive the tradition of responsibility for the world that its culture once helped to articulate.


  1. To the Castle and Back