Privatization, high taxes and the slashing of cherished public-sector salaries and pensions are the price Greece has paid for accepting the loans that have kept the country in the Eurozone. Its citizens are the ones now paying the price for the costly missteps made by its leaders.
If the only way to create a United States of Europe is to avoid consulting the people, why should the goal even be pursued?
A sigh of relief was heard across Europe on Sunday night, as far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was beaten soundly in the French presidential runoff election, losing to centrist Emmanuel Macron 66 percent to 34 percent. Le Pen had come in a close second to Macron in the first round of voting two weeks earlier, less than three points back (24