The questions on p.2 were awesome;
[quote]Can the European Union represent a new type of power? How does it differentiate itself from the American model of power?
Should the European Union free itself from the United States in the field of defence?
Present in a detailed manner a project for global governance that would claim to remedy the problems of today’s world.
Which country dominates the world?s music market? What are the consequences of this situation?
Describe and explain the American preponderance over world cinema. Which countries resist this domination? Why?
Why has France decided to protect the French language?
What are the reasons for the rise in unemployment and why do you think it is particularly high in France and Germany?[/quote]
The future of the EU sitting around trying to learn ‘What are we doing wrong? What is the U.S. doing right, and how do we make it look like the inverse?’
Respect should be given where respect is due. Maybe we should print up some textbooks that ask questions like;
“Do you believe in the ideas of Liberte, Egalite, and Fraternite? How does this model of governance differ from France’s?”
“Should the U.S. withdraw and withhold its armed forces from its allies and/or international organizations who may need them? What about its largest and most vocal detractors?”
“Which country makes it virtually impossible to do business within their borders let alone abroad? What should they do to increase their visibility in the music/theatre market?”
“Why has France decided to protect its own language?”
I don’t know if we have any Germans on the boards around here, but feel free to soften the questions that are too harsh. Keep in mind, my questions won’t get published anywhere besides here (to my knowledge).
This is disgusting as a state-sanctioned textbook. Indoctrination at its finest. Speaking of which, did everyone else get the booklet outlining the ‘American Model of Power’ but me?