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Battle for Europe - Thomas Fazi - Ryan Research Podcast #16
Thomas Fazi is a journalist from Rome, Italy. He's the author of The Battle for Europe: How an Elite Hijacked a Continent – and How We Can Take It Back (Pluto Press, 2014), Reclaiming the State: A Progressive Vision of Sovereignty for a Post-Neoliberal World (co-authored with Bill Mitchell; Pluto Press, 2017) and The Covid Consensus: The Global Assault on Democracy and the Poor—A Critique from the Left (co-authored with Toby Green; 2023). His articles have been published in UnHerd, Compact, and more.
In our discussion, we talked about the state of Europe. The economic structure and consequences of the European Union (EU), European Central Bank (ECB), and eurozone currency union (euro). The history of post-war Europe and had it shifted into the neoliberal federalist consensus and how the left rather than oppositional went along with it. Finally, we discuss Fazi's recommendations for bringing politics and finance back to the national level for optimal democratic control.
You can follow him on Twitter: @battleforeurope.
You can find all his books here: https://thomasfazi.net/my-book-the-battle-for-europe/
Listen the audio version of this podcast here and on all major podcast apps: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1455961/13565537
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