Steven Hill


On his book Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age

Cover Interview of March 30, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Europe is the new world, not the old.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Because modern-day Europe is so new and still in formation, journalists can’t figure out if Europe is a single nation or a confederacy of individual nations.”

On the second:

“Europe is now the world’s largest trading bloc, producing nearly a third of the world’s economy, almost as large as the U.S. and China combined.  Europe has more Fortune 500 companies than the U.S. and China together, and more small businesses creating two thirds of the jobs in Europe, compared to only half the jobs in the U.S.  Europe is the largest trading partner with both the U.S. and China, and had a higher per capita annual growth rate than the U.S. from 1998-2008.”