The European Dream
How Europe's Vision of the Future is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream
1. Auflage September 2004
2004. 400 Seiten, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-7456-3425-8 - John Wiley & Sons
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"The European Dream should be required reading on both sides of the Atlantic."
Andrew Moravcsik, Financial Times
"Jeremy Rifkin, whose European Dream compares the economic and cultural boasts of the United States against the statistical and European reality, is that rare phenomenon: a management guru on the left of US politics, who eschews jargon, questions assumptions and feels as comfortable in Europe as in the US. Rifkin's argument is so compelling because it uses simple facts and figures to challenge US claims of supremacy."
Mary Dejevsky, The Independent,
"Rifkin gives Europeans something to cheer us up and to which we should urgently aspire. "
Chris Patten, The Guardian
Occasionally, in history, an outside observer is best able to define the spirit of a people. In 1831, for example, the French political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville, visited a young America and wrote about his experiences in a book entitled Democracy in America. De Tocqueville helped Americans understand the American Dream and its importance for the world. Now, an American observer, Jeremy Rifkin, has written a book about the new European Dream which captures the very essence of the great experiment unfolding in Europe and its importance for a globalizing society. Europeans are in the midst of a profound debate about our vision of the future. Mr. Rifkin's book mirrors the European soul, providing us a clear reflection of who we are, and what we stand for and aspire to in the new Europe. The European Dream is a thoughtful and inspiring work."
Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission