From Slate, the extreme right-wing parties winning across the continent have one thing in common — they want to withdraw from the world. Europe's far right goes mainstream: Does it mean multiculturalism is a failure? From The New Federalist, what hope is there for European democracy? Delors, Solana, Beck, Cohn-Bendit and others on creating a bottom-up Europe: We want to establish a counter model to the Europe of elites and technocrats, and re-establish its political creativity and legitimacy. Michael Sivy on 4 ways the euro could fail: All courses of action appear to lead to an eventual financial crisis of some sort, but moderate progrowth policies are the best bet to minimize the damage. Are there any alternatives to austerity? Six ideas for fixing Europe. The euro is killing southern Europe: What Spain (and Portugal, and Greece, etc.) could learn from Argentina’s successful default and devaluation. Times are very tough, but the future of Greece may not be as bad as it looks. Your tweetable fact: A monetary union might make more sense for every nation starting with the letter "M" than it does for the euro zone. Just how historically implausible was the euro zone? The truth is, radical as it may be in theory, the EU is hugely unsexy in practice.

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