Tomorrow-- May 29-- the people of France will be asked to ratify the constitution of the European Union. If they polls are accurate, they won't.
So suddenly, tomorrow night, when the votes are counted, the political leaders of Europe are going to realize that a cherished project is dead in the water. Americans, who pay attention to Europe only sporadically, will wonder what went wrong.
Here's the short version:
The proposed constitution is a 300-page document. It's not easy for an ordinary citizen to read it, let alone understand it. In effect, their national leaders are telling them: "Trust us!"
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