Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Euroskepticism: Pathology or Reason?

Euroskepticism: Pathology or Reason?

The complaint, by the fictional Sir Roderick Horsefield to the famous detective, captures an element of the problem of alliances. They involve not simply a tussle of interests but also serious issues of comprehension because, whatever the rhetoric of shared values, there are differences. These become greatly magnified by the habit of extrapolating differences onto the background of two different states, rather than understanding them, more appropriately, in terms of the continuum of values present in most states.

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