Synopsis of Deeply Rooted
N THREE MOMENTOUS MINUTES ON MAY 9, 1950, ROBERT SCHUMAN laid the foundations for the European house in which today half a billion Europeans from 27 nations live together in peace. Surely that was the defi ning moment of post-war Europe! Yet today his story is barely known, rarely taught and scarcely appreciated. What extraordinary vision compelled this man, acclaimed as Father of Europe by an earlier generation?How could this vision, based on an ancient imperative, shape tomorrow s Europe?