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Sir,

Regarding ‘Veteran EU official defends Merkel’s European vision‘:

Europeans should take great pride in the fact that they have made more progress in moving beyond the nation state than any other region. Of course, it is a messy, persistently discouraging project. Your success should be primarily measured by the magnitude of your cutting-edge vision.

We Westerners seem much more gifted at finding fault than celebrating success. I salute the continent’s visionaries and their achievement. Certainly, the current generation will mobilise their considerable talents and find the courage to build on this unique, impressive inheritance.

Earl P. Bell, Retired

History Department

Laboratory Schools

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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