Jeff McLaughlin

Remarks on Transatlantic Relations

The relationship between the USA and the EU (or separate European countries) has varied depending upon more factors than one can name. Progress for one sometimes came at a cost to the other, sometimes they work together, sometimes against each other, sometimes one helps the other when they are down…and sometimes they kick them when they are down. Protectionism, nationalism, faux and real populism are all backwards steps, especially in light of their power and significance, not to mention the original aim of the borderless Internet, where so much of the world now ‘lives’.