About John McCormick

John McCormick

John McCormick is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics at the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University in the United States.

About This Site

This is a site designed to encourage discussion about the benefits and advantages of the European Union, and to help students using my textbooks on the EU.


Who are the British eurosceptics?

We are hearing a lot about the hostility in Britain towards the EU, and the prospects of Britain sliding out of the door some time between now and the time that a referendum is held on British membership (an increasingly unlikely event, incidentally, given all the stars that need to come into alignment, not least Continue reading..

Guns: What Americans could learn from Europe

The inability and unwillingness of Americans to admit that they have a gun addiction problem has once again brought tragedy, horror and heartache to the innocent: at least 26 people dead today (at last count) – including 18 children – in yet another massacre in small-town America.

In his first statement, President Obama’s spokesman Jay Continue reading..

British Europhiles need to speak up

The grip of euroscepticism on the British imagination seems to be tightening, and much of the blame rests at the feet of the pro-EU lobby, which is not making itself heard as well as it should be.

A poll in mid-November 2012 revealed that 56% of Britons would probably or definitely vote to leave the Continue reading..

EU a deserving Nobel peace prize winner

The mixed response to the news that the European Union has been awarded the 2012 Nobel peace prize says a lot about how polarized opinions on the EU have become in the wake of the euro zone crisis. It also says something about how people have forgotten many of the key achievements of Europe in Continue reading..

Euroscepticism need not be eurofiction

It might be stating the obvious to say that we are unlikely to make much progress on the debate about Europe without first getting our facts right. And yet this is a point that seems to have been overlooked by many of its critics.

It happened again in a recent BBC interview with Nigel Farage, Continue reading..