Madly, in All Directions
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Dreams and Visions

Madly, in All Directions

Ivan Krastev

When Mike Campbell is asked in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises about his money troubles, he vividly describes how one becomes bankrupt: “Two ways. Gradually, and then suddenly.” The same is true in banking and in politics. Both are in mortal fear of a run on themselves.

While the Eurosceptic parties did not prevail, their strong showing in the 2019 European Parliament elections is a signal that the risk of the EU’s run on itself is not over. As I watched the lead-up to


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