Reply To: The Two Visions for Europe


The problem is that my counselor tried to explain to me that there is not one dichotomy of classical liberal vs socialist empire but rather many ones. Like visions based on catholic vs protestant.

For example Bagus’ divide is rather flawed in that the nortern European countries are protestant and why would those countries be more inspired by the catholic principle of subsidiary. And conversley why would the actual catholic countries be against this? My counselor named other ways of dividing Europe as well.

In other words it is not enough for me to prove you can make a particular distinction between classical liberal vs socialist empire but that this has been THE important battle going on in the development of the EU. This is where my counselor was sceptical.