Martin Whitlock - political writings 2001-2004

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Going (bust) for growth

23 February 2004

The capacity to be shocked by a naked breast on television is not the only issue separating America and Europe as the U.S. splashes out on an expensive economic recovery in an election year. Eurozone growth may be slower, but its longer term prospects look a better bet. Britain, as usual, is torn both ways.


The limits of self-interest

24 November 2003

The idea that American self-interest is everybody else's interest may make for an attractive moral certainty but it won't solve the world's problems or even make U.S. interests more secure.

Atlantic drift

17 November 2003

British government ideas for a single U.S.-E.U. market reflect a vision of shared interests and values that is supported neither by history not by contemporary reality.



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