James Downey: Model for our ambitions should be German one
Published 14/05/2011 | 05:00
THE purpose of NATO was said in 1949 to be "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in and the Germans down".
People said much the same thing about the European Economic Community, forerunner of the European Union, on its foundation in 1957.
Europe, and the world, have changed more than a bit since those dates.