The NEW EUROPEAN was and is convinced that one important key is the issue of size. "Beyond a given critical size, we simply cease to be masters of our fate," said Leopold Kohr and continued to quote the sixteenth- century physician Theophrastus Paracelsus: “Everything is poison: it all depends on the quantity.” Or, as another wise person said: “Power is like muck, it should be spread very evenly.”

From this point of view it becomes vital to ask ourselves: “where is Europe going?”
When we say “Europe” we refer to the entire continent with its 48 nations, not to the European Union which is aspiring to take over the name of the continent.

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Editor: Luise Hemmer Pihl 
Editor emeritus: Sir Richard Body 
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The root of each of these causes for concern lies in the profiteering activities of the huge corporations which encircle the globe. Through the money system, these vast conglomerates affect every aspect of our daily lives. They determine what work we do, what we can buy to sustain ourselves and our families, and what we think about our own role in the political economy. Hence an understanding of the history of the money system and an analysis of its operation is an essential pre-requisite for a reasoned pursuit of alternatives. Social credit offers a coherent starting point in the search for common ground.

'Insanity Fair' by Douglas Reed, published in 1938 chronicles the last days of Austrian independence before the Second World War.