Craving real democracy, many people are unwilling to participate in an electoral game that does not provide any form of genuine popular control over decisions that affect people's well-being and freedom.
People in Washington don't have time for reality. They're lost in a world of their own. Consider the following claims, each of which has attained quasi-canonical status in Washington.
Daniela Schwarzer heads the research unit European Integration at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in Berlin.