As newspapers fill with stories about bailouts of one European country after another while their streets fill with violent protests, Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal reviews the predications about Europe that liberals were making just five years ago:
In 2005, American trendspotter Jeremy Rifkin published "The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream." The same year, Washington Post reporter T.R. Reid came out with "The United States of Europe: The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy." A year later we got "Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century" by British think-tanker Mark Leonard.