'A proudly utopian work, this book carries the reader with ease through an engaging analysis of the main issues facing Europe today.'
'This is a book for our time. An illuminating, coherent and gripping story of what we are living through, with a hopeful ending.'
Mary Kaldor, founding member of European Nuclear Disarmament and the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly
‘To regain control over our countries, we must organize across their borders. Instructed by the experience of European Alternatives, this book shows us how. To read it is to rediscover hope.’
Philippe Van Parijs, co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network
‘Sharp, short and unshackled, Marsili and Milanese show that if the EU is ever to become a genuine democracy, it will be because ordinary citizens have understood that we need a refresher course in the practice of liberté, egalité, and fraternité, and are coming together everywhere to ensure it.’
Susan George, author of Shadow Sovereigns and Whose Crisis, Whose Future?
‘Milanese and Marsili have their finger on the pulse of Europe, and this engaging book comes at a crucial moment in time, as Europe prepares for Brexit. A must-read for all those who dream of a different, democratic and social Europe.’
Ulrike Guerot, Founder and Director of the European Democracy Lab
‘A captivating engagement with our diverse European histories. A must read for those seeking to grasp some of the multiple strands that constitute our present condition.’
Saskia Sassen, author of Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy
‘This stunning book deftly overturns the idea that unless we have nation-state citizenship, we are citizens of nowhere. The result is an eloquent, passionate, and brilliant plea that asks for a practical and creative response to our predicament.’
Engin Isin, author of Citizens without Frontiers
'Convincing … Marsili and Milanese – both of them philosophers, one a poet – have put their creative impulses to work. We should follow their example.'