Grand Strategies

meta-cre­ation_­date: 21 Novem­ber, 2003
The French and Ger­man gov­ern­ments have noth­ing bet­ter to do, it “appears(link to IHT story)”:, than to indulge them­selves in the cre­ation of “ide­al cities(link to the Milan Nation­al Sci­ence Muse­um exhi­bi­tion of Leonar­do’s Ide­al city)”: bq. “…a mist­i­ly defined polit­i­cal fusion that For­eign Min­is­ter Dominique de Villepin nonethe­less described as “the sin­gle his­tor­i­cal bet we can­not lose.”

Pierro della Francesca's 'Ideal City' in the Galleria Nazionale, Urbino

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