|IN his valedictory speech last year,
then-US Defence Secretary Robert
Gates argued that the partnership
between the North American and
European sides of the NATO alliance
needed a new impulse.
At the Chicago summit meeting on
|SUDDENLY, it has become
easy to see how the euro -
that grand, flawed experiment
in monetary union
without political union -
could come apart at the seams.
We're not talking about a distant
prospect, either. Things could fall
apart with stunning speed, in a
matter of months, not...