Vladimir Putin

Boothby, The Right Honourable Lord

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and how it has successfully fulfilled its two primary purposes. The disappearing basis on which NATO was founded. The main causes of this transformation of the world. Building a democratic world order through the creation of a United States of Western Europe, in close association with the British Commonwealth, and with the United States of America. A process of spiritual growth as well as of material progress. Blaming Britain for the failure in Europe. Blaming the United States for the Atlantic failure. What should have happened. Learning lessons from past failures. The task before the nations of the West now primarily political. Some alternatives. The speaker's choice of the creation of a United States of Western Europe. A review of some issues about which the speaker feels a United States of Western Europe could agree. Some concrete suggestions as to how to go about creating such a United States.