Are things getting better again with Europe? After his victory, Emmanuel Macron is accompanied by the tones of what we in Europe have come to refer to as the European hymn – Beethoven’s Ode an die Freude; Alle Menschen werden Brüder – when he walks towards his supporters. Better? That remains to be seen, because recent European history is ridden with crises. And Euroscepticism is greater than ever, strengthened by an “intellectual vacuum” and “memory loss,” says Swiss historian Stella Ghervas, lecturer at Harvard. She wants to fight against this with the weapon of her discipline: historical analysis. In order to retrieve the Idea of Europe.