The only experience that can start on a radically new course and accomplish the freedom now lacking is the (re)creation of a stable European polity, a polity that is politically and fiscally integrated, one in which we are free to decide what to accept and what to reject, one in which the welfare of the citizen body is at the core of politics, one in which education is no longer the servant of the economy but is what it has always been before modern times, a water that nourishes the mind and brings it to maturity and truth. Only a truly united, federal Europe would have enough power to resist the cyclical and destructive nature of the economic system. Europe needs a refoundation on radically new bases.