The Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to participate in three informative sessions on Europe in Crisis by Thomas Tyrell, retired international lawyer, and former economic advisor to the UK government. Tickets are required for each session, and the first session will take place on Wednesday, January 23, at 10am, in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Session two and three will take place on January 24 and January 25, at 10am in the Grand Cypress Room of the Woodlands at Shell Point. Tickets are $10 each and to purchase tickets for these presentations, please call (239) 489-8472.
During his series of presentations, Tyrell will try to make some sense for Americans of the economic and political crisis gripping all of Europe. Allied victory in 1945 was not the end but only the beginning of the end for millions in Europe, to whom the years 1946-50 were as dreadful as war itself. The Treaty of Rome 1947 which established a European Economic Community (the EEC) was seen by the Founding Fathers in France, Italy and the Benelux as only the first step on the road to a politically United States of Europe. However that was not, nor ever has been, the motivation for the countries of northern Europe, in particular Great Britain, who sought only an economic Union. Continue reading “SHELL POINT ACADEMY CLASS OFFERS THREE SESSIONS THAT COVER THE HISTORY OF EUROPE”