Politics & Society

Cowboys in Krakow

A Short History of the Transatlantic Relationship

Cowboys in Krakow looks at the history of the transatlantic relationship. If history tells us anything, debates about the transatlantic relationship are nothing new: tides of isolationism and internationalism have come and gone, but the U.S. and Europe remain the world’s closest allies. From the Marshall Plan to politics in jazz clubs in Paris—and to cowboy films galvanizing the Polish resistance movement—our shared history assures us that our future is better when we take it on together.

This video was created with Are We Europe, a pan-European media organization that goes beyond the national perspective to cover the European story.


Emily Benson

Manager, Transatlantic Legislative Relations
Bertelsmann Foundation