Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order by Robert Kagan - review by Bryan Appleyard

Bryan Appleyard

An Ocean Apart

Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order

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'It is time', writes Robert Kagan, 'to stop pretendng that Europeans and Americans share a common view of the world, or even that they occupy the same world.'

With that snappy intro, Kagan embarks on an essay that has already created a new political category. Kaganism is the doctrine that the Atlantic Ocean is much wider than we realise. History has led to a fundamental cultural and ideolos"zi cal division: the success of the European Union in halting

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