This piece of mine appears on the Guardian's Comment is Free website
Neil Clark: In the 1960s and 70s European leaders criticised US foreign policy freely – their successors' compliance has been disastrous
How have we got here? What has happened over the past 30 years is that the main parties of the left and right in several European countries have become more Atlanticist and the neo-conservative movement has successfully hijacked Britain's Conservative party, and made inroads in France as well. While the staunchly pro-US "anti-anti-war left", to use Jean Bricmont's phrase, have come to exert great influence in the parties of the left and centre-left.
You can read the whole piece here.