Europe and the old nationalisms (Part 1) UT Libraries
Europe around 1560

Ever since I read the quote ‘the only thing that never changes is that everything changes’ the first time, I have been living and analyzing the societies based on that powerful fact. Accept it: change is permanent and thus there are neither ageless systems, nor eternal social structures. However, such a concept seems much clearer when focusing on business issues: for instance, words such as “adaptability”, “change or die”, “transformation”, “technological evolution” come frequently to us, don’t they?

What about political structures and national states, though? Do they perpetually maintain the same “status quo”? Do they not change the way everything else does? The following video embed below helps me to introduce you the next two articles that I am going to have published soon on OneEurope.info. In these articles I will try to defend the urgent necessity of a supranational state like the EU. Furthermore, I will try to question and confront the current (non)functionality of the old “nation” states in Europe. Italians, Spaniards, British, French, etc. Are these nationalities an entity distinct from the fact that everything changes? I don’t think so… Stay tuned.  

Watch the following video and contemplate how the flux of power in Europe has always been changing along the pass of the centuries. Do you still think of your nationality as something forever?   



Edited by: Réka Blazsek
Photo credits: University of Texas Libraries 
Video credits: LiveLeak.com