The origin of that proto-imperial body is fascinating:
Scorning the universal values of the Enlightenment that underpin the EU, these thinkers instead propose a united Europe bound together by what, in their eyes, are the irrefutable and irresistible claims of race and ethnicity.
So there was a racist (and anti-American) DNA in the united Europe camp?
To be fair to American liberals, hippie Oregon shares similar origins.
UPDATE: And do note that the EU brain trust thinks setting up a circular firing squad around the threats is the way to be stronger together.