Opinion: The EU looks like the Soviet Union in 1991 – on the verge of collapse

(www.theguardian.com)

The first step to defending Europe from its enemies, both internal and external, is to recognise the magnitude of the threat they present. The second is to awaken the sleeping pro-European majority and mobilise it to defend the values on which the EU was founded. Otherwise, the dream of a united Europe could become a 21st-century nightmare.

The comparison is a bit overblown, but the idea that the political party system needs to evolve to better handle modern reality is interesting.