By Małgorzata Pakier,Bo Stråth
An exam of the function of historical past and reminiscence is essential with a purpose to larger comprehend why the grand layout of a United Europe-with a standard international coverage and industry but adequate variety to permit for cultural and social differences-was overwhelmingly became down through its voters. The authors argue that this rejection of the eu structure was once to a definite quantity a problem to the present ancient grounding used for additional integration and additional demonstrates the inability of figuring out by means of ecu bureaucrats of the ancient complexity and divisiveness of Europe's earlier. A severe eu background is as a result urgently had to confront and re-imagine Europe, now not as a harmonious continent yet because the consequence of violent and bloody conflicts, either inside Europe in addition to with its Others. because the authors express, those darkish shadows of Europe's previous has to be built-in, and the truth that stories of Europe are contested needs to be permitted if any new makes an attempt at a United Europe are to be successful.
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