C. Fred Bergsten says the US needs to shackle itself to the EU, because we’re too strong and nimble on our own:
But the bigger adjustment may be required on this side of the Atlantic. The United States is the only military superpower. Its economy, at least for now, is the world’s strongest. Why would it want or need to share power with anyone?
The answer is simple. Precisely because of its military superiority, and the need to act by itself on some occasions in that domain, the United States will inevitably be charged with unilateralism for the foreseeable future. Those charges are particularly acute at present due to the strong differences in transatlantic views on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Iraq and even the next steps in the campaign against terrorism.
During a US history class a dozen years and three cities ago (bear with me, this is relevant), we learned of President Jackson