Západ proti všem?

Madridské pumové atentáty daly Evropanům pocítit metlu terorismu až do morku kostí. Jedenáctý březen je teď evropskou verzí 11. září v Americe. Přesto se často zdá, že Amerika a Evropa nepohlíží na svět stejnou optikou: španělskou reakcí na teroristické útoky - hrozbě společné všem demokraciím - bylo zvolit vládu slibující ukončení proamerické politiky v Iráku. Znamená to, že vidění Evropy a USA je diametrálně odlišné?

Tato zdánlivá ztráta spojení ve věci zahraniční politiky částečně plyne z nedorozumění ohledně toho, co vlastně je „Evropa". Evropský projekt je odpovědí realistů na globalizaci a výzvy, které přináší. Byl zahájen, aby vytvořil „solidarités de fait" (skutečnou solidaritu), podpořil politickou stabilitu a upevnil demokracii a evropský sociální model. Po dosažení těchto cílů Evropa dnes chce pozitivně přispět ke světovým událostem.

Nejde o nostalgii po zašlé slávě. V Evropě teď existuje nebývale vysoká míra solidarity, což jasně ukázal kolektivní zármutek a projevy účasti směřované Španělsku. Na tomto ohromném potenciálu musíme stavět, abychom vybudovali logiku světové solidarity.

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