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Nat Gerrs : Why Europe?


         EUROPE as a promise and aspiration appears already in the 1st century B.C. Horace understands the Greek tradition of the rape of Europe by Zeus transfigured into a bull, as a prophecy for a divine land. Even though the divine destination of Europe was not forgotten after the capture of Constantinople and the failure of the papacy in the West, there was emerging at the same time the vision of a union of Europe on the ground of various Greek, Roman and Christian values and principles, separated now from their immediate Christian source, values, we would say more precisely: stolen from their source, therefore necessarily and constantly being deformed in the service of the nationalist ambitions of the European nations...  Read Complete

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