Forward to Europe

Forward to Europe

Peter Glotz is the national secretary of the German Social Democratic party, a member of the Bundestag, and author of the recent book Manifest für eine Neue Europäische Linke (Berlin: Siedler, 1985). This article has been translated into a number of European languages and has provoked a good deal of discussion within the European left community.—Eds.

I: The Helpless Continent

The 40th anniversary of the Yalta and Potsdam conferences has left us with a hard, cold bottom line: Europe is going down the drain. The region’s economy, during this second great standstill of the 20th century, is one of falling employment and rising protectionism; and “real socialism” is spared nothing of wh...

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