Opinion: (Ludger Kühnhardt, Professor of Political Science, Director at the Center for European Integration Studies, Bonn University): “The 21st century, unlike the period after the Congress of Vienna, is no longer a zero-sum game of winners and losers. Rather, it is a century of multiple networked nodes.
“The better these nodes are connected with each other, the more they will resonate with the best ideals and principles Europe and the United States stand for. This lesson of history is yet to be discovered by those who try to reinvigorate a common transatlantic frame of mind. This effort goes well beyond the surface of debates on a ‘declining’ West and of U.S. ‘exceptionalism.’”
My Comment: Ah, if only politicians understood the world as scientists, or if scientists had an opportunity to operate as politicians! How can we “cross” them to produce a new type of man who understands and performs?