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A common policy without capabilities and will to implement it: a fair a characterization of ESDP? NEW
Faustian Europe 4 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days, 36 Minutes ago
This article argues that the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) fails to provide the EU necessary capabilities that would allow it to stand up to the challenges of the 21st century. In doing so, it suggests that this failure can be explained...
Is European Economic Prosperity Dependent on Mass Immigration? NEW
Faustian Europe 4 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 7 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
The purpose of this article is to overview the issues and arguments surrounding the question of mass immigration to Europe. Its analysis is conceptually and in the use of available data focused on the last decade of immigration to what is now the Eur...
Althusius’s Societal Federalism: A model for the EU? NEW
Faustian Europe 5 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Many supporters of the European integration strongly believe in a kind of federalism that would be closer to European citizens, more transparent, and more representative of Europe’s plurality of communities than is the case under the current form o...
The Czech Nation and Its Past and Present Identity NEW
Faustian Europe 5 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 1 Minute ago
the modern concept of homogeneous nation to which the contemporary Czechs subscribe is, notwithstanding the belief of the Czechs to the contrary, exactly that – a modern ‘invention’ that cannot stand up to a more closer historical scrutiny...
The Idea of Europe in the work of Denis de Rougemont and the French non-conformists NEW
Faustian Europe 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Denis de Rougemont was a main thinker of the so-called non-conformistes des années trente, a movement of young intellectuals that appeared in France at the beginning of the turbulent 1930s, in opposition to both the individualism of liberalism and t...
Cosmopolitan Democracy and Its Failure in Providing a Political Identity NEW
Faustian Europe 5 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The political theory in the 1980s was marked by the ‘struggle’ between communitarians and liberals. This debate was waged in the name of local social embededdness in the first case and in the name of certain universal moral standards appl...
O Canada! NEW
Faustian Europe 6 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Minutes ago
This is an old signoff of the Canadian CBC TV – an excellent example from which we should inspire in how to promote the unity of the European Union in the future!
Sovereignty: The History of the Concept NEW
Faustian Europe 6 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
What is sovereignty? In general, it might be said that the sovereignty is always either ‘internal’ or ‘external’, or de facto and de jure [1]. My primary concern in this essay will be to shed some light on the first of these &...
A new European Treaty NEW
Faustian Europe 7 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
In the night from 19th to 20th October, the leaders of the 27 European countries agreed the proposed draft of the ‘Reform Treaty’ which was being finalised in the preceding months after the heated July conference. This agreement is a vict...
Beauty of European languages NEW
Faustian Europe 7 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
By the title I do not want to express any ‘ethnophilic’ sentiment towards the languages of the old continent, I merely want to point out to the document  recently published by Brussels Studies and reported *here* by an excellent weblog A...
Carl Schmitt, Aristotle and the concept of the political NEW
Faustian Europe 7 Years, 3 Months, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Carl Schmitt, besides being one of the thinkers of the ‘conservative revolution’ of the interwar Germany, was also notoriously infamous for being a ‘Hitler’s jurist,’ thus one of those important intellectuals who provide...
Site updates and the vote for ‘the European of the Year’ NEW
Faustian Europe 7 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Today, the section ‘About’ has been updated and I have also added there some general information about the intended purpose of this blog, so some of the readers who are wondering whether there is any ‘purpose’ behind at all mi...
Nietzsche on friendship and on the ‘tragedy of life’ NEW
Faustian Europe 7 Years, 3 Months, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
‘Friendship’ is something to which we all probably would nod and we would say that we fully understand what is meant by it, but do we? Who are these ‘friends’ we think are around us? What do they mean to us and do these ‘friends’ of today...
Globalization NEW
Faustian Europe 7 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Globalization seems to be almost a mythical word. As mentioned by Jerry Mander, media in the West almost unilaterally portray it as another step of ‘progress’ towards a ‘better world.’ [1] Consequently, as a striking opposition to smiling men...
Tories urge against materialism NEW
Faustian Europe 7 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
//Update 12 Sept.: Probably the most interesting and commendable proposition of the policy paper that yesterday escaped my attention is that it suggests to add to the existing indicator of the national economic prosperity - GDP - set of new indicato...
A psychopath? Let’s try to reeducate him..? NEW
Faustian Europe 7 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
It seems there is no limit to stupidity in verdicts of the contemporary British courts. For instance, Daily Mail today reported that a 19-years old teenager who zapped a teacher with a million-volt stun gun and fractured the skull of the teaching ass...