AMERICAversusEUROPE


AMERICA versus EUROPE
           An Examination of the relationship between the U.S and the E.U.
A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM
potentially followed by
  12 Part television documentary
      Ongoing international television series
    Interactive Internet program

To whom it may concern: What you are about to read I hope...is a roughly 100 page outline for this documentary. It has been spread out over 8 chapters on website pages that have been made as easy to read as possible. If you have the patience to read this, you will be rewarded with a better understanding of this subject, which is so rich and so complex that it lends itself to doing a documentary series. I have compiled this outline by finding material from many great books on the subject. It is my fond desire to be able to interview some of these authors for the film, weaving their work into the fabric of this film, and making their ideas accessible to people through the wonderful medium of the movies. As Silvio Berlusconi put it so cynically but true....
"If it's not on T.V., it's not real."

 I hope you enjoy it.

 Thank you very much and quite sincerely,

                 Richard Albershardt


AMERICA versus EUROPE


 The story of the century is a story that has taken place over many centuries. Europe had been running the world since Rome. They continued to rule up until 100 years ago.....just 100 years ago...World Wars I and II put an end to that and in 1945 the United States of America, which is really the child of Europe, stepped up to the plate and took over the number 1 position. So, here we have the absolutely...

                     EPIC TALE OF AMERICA AND EUROPE
 Which is, a down and dirty, super bloody, long running soap opera.
 
 Hopefully, this will serve the citizens of Europe and the citizens of the U.S. with an understanding of our shared history and a good look at what our governments and leaders are up to now and then.
 And hopefully, it will help people get to know their "global neighbors" a little better.

 This is an adventure.....not into high mountains or deep seas to investigate the behavior of wild animals...this is an adventure investigating the extreme behavior of wild mankind.
 
 What you will find on the pages that follow are excerpts from dozens of books and magazine articles that illuminate the legitimacy and timeliness of the subject matter. Notice that numerous viewpoints both criticize and praise the United States as well as Europe.


CHAPTERS

 1. The issue of America and Europe....briefly.
      A. Idealized Europe
      B. Demon America   
      C. Anti-Americanism and The shortcomings of Europe
      D. CONQUEST: OUR COMMON HERITAGE

 2. THE VISION AND PLAN FOR MAKING THIS FILM
     Including three pages of original screenplay
 
 3. THE DAVOS CULTURE (how the few rule the many)

 4. AMERICA CONSUMING THE WORLD
     THE PERCEPTION AMERICAN HAS OF ITSELF
 
 5. WHAT EXACTLY IS AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY?

 6. THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
                 (ARE WE ROME?)
     THE LOWDOWN ON AMERICA (with a brief sidetrip to china)

 7. SLOW MOTION SUICIDE: THE DECLINE AND FALL OF EUROPE

 8. WHICH BRINGS US TO THE PRESENT DAY
      MELTDOWN -- FINANCIAL CRISIS IN THE U.S. CREATES SAME IN EUROPE.
           ( OH NO, ARE WE INTERDEPENDENT?)
      WHERE ARE WE NOW?