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Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, the European Union could still learn a lot from his words.

Kier, Rune (2013) Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, the European Union could still learn a lot from his words. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (30 Aug 2013). Website.

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Abstract

This week saw the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, which was marked at an event by US President Barack Obama. Rune Kier writes that while King’s speech still has a great deal of relevance for Americans; Europeans could also learn from it in the context of the Eurozone crisis. He argues that Europe lacks the kind of vision shown by King, with minimal aims of maintaining the status quo tending to trump grand goals for the future. Without a ‘dream’ to aim for, it will be difficult for Europeans to fully embrace the integration project.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 14:35
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72431

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