Denis MacShane, British MP | November 17, 2011
Germany’s push for a more integrated Europe must still include all nations as equals, not as inferiors to be led. ++ Germany benefits from Europe specifically because, as an exporting nation, it is unlike its fellow members. ++ Forcing countries out of the Eurozone will only benefit rich speculators who hold the European project in contempt. ++ Europe’s value comes from its uniqueness as a union of equal but disparate democracies; forcing all nations to become like Germany will undo the whole endeavor.