Europe is pacified. This is why the narrative of peace does not work anymore - which can be seen in the lack of interest of its people in elections and a common European idea. As a consequence European politicians have major problems to persuade rhetorically. Our authors took a look at some political speeches to find a new story that could possibly bind Europe.
I doubt that a European narrative ever existed. Just listen to the speeches given by European politicians like Angela Merkel.
A general European narrative remains elusive, and we have not succeeded in distilling our desires into a comprehensive utopian vision. But there is one thing we should strive to remember.