Food for thought
From the outside the European Union remains a source of hope and opportunity as well as security and stability for all the peoples to its east and south. From the inside, however, it seems more like an embattled fortress.
Tony Judt, A Grand Illusion (1996, p.124).
Nearly 20 years old, and more relevant today than ever.
(If I taught a course on European politics, that would be, along with ‘discuss’ at the end, a great option for an essay or exam question!)