A Republic of Letters · The writer

Goodbye to all that: back to Berlin

I haven’t always found goodbyes difficult. At first, as a child, it was mainly because in performing the act of saying goodbye, I didn’t ever feel like this was a permanent end so I didn’t – in the moment – see much to be sad about.

Integration · The writer

A defence of the European Union

Here I provide an essay I recently had to write regarding the reasons why the European Union is so much further integrated that other free-trade areas. In it can also be found nuggets of my beliefs as to why the Union should exist at all.