Saturday, June 14, 2003

Kenneth Woodward on the EU preamble

As an American, I shouldn't much care what the bureaucrats in Brussels write in their preamble. But it should matter to Europeans — and to anyone anywhere who cares about history — because the eliding of the Christian foundations of Western culture is morally and intellectually dishonest. One can only hope that wiser heads at next week's summit meeting in Greece will set the historical record straight and reject the trahison des clercs manifest in Brussels. What kind of future can there be for a united Europe that disavows its own past? Such a move would be unimaginable, I like to think, if the convention had met in Venice.