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

Author
Thomas Alan Schwartz
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
123
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Summer 2008
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
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 So in some ways, this book feels outdated.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