Review of A Throne in Brussels

Britain, the Saxe-Coburgs and the Belgianisation of Europe.

This move towards authoritarianism, Paul Belien argues in his book, has been the most significant achievement of Belgium’s ruling Saxe-Coberg family. It is also why Belgium, a state in which private interests have historically superseded those of the public, is admired by the unelected bureaucrats who will control the looming European superstate.


A Throne in Brussels: Britain, the Saxe-Coburgs and the Belgianisation of Europe by Paul Belien. United Kingdom: Imprint Academic, 2005. 384 pp. $49.00 ($29.00, paper).

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Paul Belien bestyrer bloggen ‘The Brussels Journal’.



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