America and Europe after 9/11 and Iraq: The Great Divide

Thomas Alan Schwartz
Content Type
Journal Article
Political Science Quarterly
Issue Number
Publication Date
Summer 2008
Academy of Political Science
After watching the media coverage of French President Nicholas Sarkozy's November 2007 visit to the United States, reading a book about the ''great divide'' between the United States and Europe is a strange experience. After all, Sarkozy, along with German President Angela Merkel, have done almost everything in their power to heal the bitter rift created by the George W. Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq in March 2003. With pretty much the sole exception of Bush, almost all the leaders who engaged in the vitriol of that period have retired from the scene, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has made cooperation with Europe over issues like the Iranian nuclear program a high priority. So in some ways, this book feels outdated.
Political Geography
United States, Iraq, Europe