True story (as in one I haven’t made up):
In the summer of 1996, Henry B. Eyring was vacationing in Europe and spent one Sunday with us in the Salzburg ward. At lunch someone asked him what he thought about the European Union. These were his words:
China’s on the rise and America’s still powerful — small nations will need to group together to compete in the world. A country like Austria needs the European Union.
So there you have it. Prophetic support for Project Europe. [TONGUE/CHEEK]
When my parents voted for the UK to join the European Economic Community in 1973, they were voting for Britain’s inclusion in a European free trade zone. This week, the EU will have its first president. The stone rolls forth.