Special Friday Broadcast: John Laughland on Europe

British philosopher and historian John Laughland joined me this Friday morning for a special conversation on events unfolding in Europe, the financial pressures on the Eurozone and the euro and what that means for the way ahead.

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In 2010, John Laughland joined me on the Solari Report to discuss his article, “Why the Euro Will Fail.”  John has been for years one of the most astute observers of the Eurozone experiment, publishing his original concerns in 2000 in his book  The Tainted Source: the Undemocratic Origins of the European Idea. 

John serves as the Director of Studies at the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation in Paris. He is also the author of A History of Political Trials from Charles I to Saddam HusseinSchelling versus Hegel: from German Idealism to Christian MetaphysicsTravesty: the Trial of Slobodan Milosevic and the Corruption of International Justice;  and The Death of Politics: France under Mitterrand.

For many years John worked as an independent commentator writing on international affairs for the British and international press, including The Spectator, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Times, Die Welt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oxford and was awarded the post-doctoral degree habilitation in France in 2003. He has taught philosophy and politics at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and at the University St Pius V in Rome, and he is currently a research member of the Centre of the History of Central Europe at the Sorbonne.

Given John’s track record of insightful commentary on the European Union, this is one you don’t want to miss!

Related reading:

‘EU Forcing Greece Into Austerity’

RT.com (24 May 12)

John Laughland Speaks in Rome on the Euro

idc-Europe (15 March 12)

Solari Report Blog Commentaries

Will the Euro Fail?

Solari Report (3, Nov 10)