Thatcher’s Plot — And How To Defeat It

Where can we find a lucid description of the predicament of today’s EU? In a powerful plea for its creation written nearly 80 years ago.

I believe this article, from Professor Philippe van Parijs, excerpted from his Max Weber Lecture “Just Europe” delivered at the European University Institute on November 16, 2016 is not only brilliant, it shows a Way…

It shows the way to Subsidiarity associated with Solidarity…

It also shows the importance to develop Utopias that can give “The People” meaning and Hope for the Future and raise a new consciousness of our interrelatedness with all and everything

It calls for leaders to emerge… But not any kind of Leaders: “True leaders who can conduct the Uphill struggle for a more just Europe (World :authors note) and whose commitment and persistence, whose passion and good judgement will make possible one day what today is – or seems – impossible

Thank you Professor Philippe van Parijs. I will now search for your original  lecture.

Source: Thatcher’s Plot — And How To Defeat It


About charlesvanderhaegen

I am a grandfather of an immensely inspiring family, thanks to the most incredible wife. To satisfy my family's needs, I was for 30 years business entrepreneur, roller coasting between success and failure. 17 years ago I was forced to stop and reflect. I dug into theory and discovered the World out there, that my involvement in Business had kept hidden to me. I feared that I will not escape remaining amidst my trans-disciplinary quest forever, bouncing back and forth from action to theory, always puzzled by Europe's apparent incapacity to free itself from its Institutional/Technological Lock-ins. My horizon opened up when Gunter Pauly, my intimate friend of 35 years, asked me to join him and take charge ZERI's development in Europe. I am now fully engaged alongside Gunter Pauli in the and the @myblueeconomy Networks as CEO of ZERI.EU vzw (Non for Profit association)
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