A Critique of T.R. Reid’s Book: The United States of Europe

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A Critique of T.R. Reid’s Book: The United States of Europe
A concise synthesis of the main themes in the book (2 pages)
There are a number of main strands or themes in the text: first of all, Reid wants to underscore how Europe has devoted itself to prosperity rather than to war (Reid, 2004, pp.52-53; 60-63); this mind-set, of course, has resulted in the creation of a huge, standardized trading bloc encompassing some of the wealthiest, most advanced nations on earth and has led to the creation of the Euro as a legitimate rival to the United States’ Greenback (Reid, 2004, pp.60-63). Europe, to hear Reid say it, is now united and is now interested in making money rather than war.
The emergence of the Euro is another development that Reid...
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