|Orientaliska män på en torgbänk i Walsall, England. Foto: Astrid Nydahl|
”The true Europe is a community of nations. We have our own languages, traditions and borders. Yet we have always recognized a kinship with one another, even when we have been at odds—or at war. This unity-in-diversity seems natural to us."
”A national community takes pride in governing itself in its own way, often boasts of its great national achievements in the arts and sciences, and competes with other nations, sometimes on the battlefield. This has wounded Europe, sometimes gravely, but it has never compromised our cultural unity.”
|"...it has never compromised our cultural unity.”|
|Verdun, "We have always recognized a kinship with one another"|
Dessa kritiska synpunkter hindrar mig förstås inte att se allt det värdefulla som formuleras i manifestet.