The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The European Union's American Pedigree: Lessons from the Other Side of the Atlantic
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The European Union is a continental movement with an American pedigree. The phenomena of European “integration” and “harmonization” (innocuous terms for a pernicious enterprise) re-enact the evolution of the American Union: the judicial conversion of sovereign states into municipalities and, concomitantly, the homogenization-centralization of political life by a stratified agent turned superior. The commonalities between the American and European unions reflect the recurrent dynamics by which autonomy is undermined.
Volume 16, Number 1 (2002)
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Kantor, Myles B. "The European Union's American Pedigree: Lessons from the Other Side of the Atlantic." Journal of Libertarian Studies 16, No. 1 (2002): 45–59.