Very misleading. See Bad Reporting thread.
Don't forget to take those blue pills with the Kool Aid!
You're confused.The EU was famously described as a "monument to the vanity of intellectuals".
At this time, I think that describes a number of things quite well..
I'm fortunate (or unfortunate?) enough to have been to all the former soviet states and think we have enough "Fallen monument" parks to remember where intellectual arrogance gets us.
Probably due another re balance between intellectual arrogance and intellectual humility.