Article: It is not inevitable that the EU - or democracy - will survive this mess

A column by veteran British journalist Simon Jenkins, first published on the website of the "Guardian" on 24 November 2011, bears the title, "It is not inevitable that the EU - or democracy - will survive this mess".

Excerpt: "Are we all doomed? America's fiscal democracy this week collapsed in disarray. The Arab spring ran out of steam. Emergency regimes have taken power in Greece and Italy, while Germany could not sell a third of its bonds. ... Democracy is everywhere in tears ... Who is laughing? Dictatorial China, while Europe grovels for money at its feet. Moscow's oligarchs, just two decades after suffering the greatest humiliation in Russian history."
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