Tagged: Europe

Some Kind of Life

Notes on Stefan Zweig’s “The Post Office Girl”, assimilation, and shifting fortunes.

Austerity On The Run

I wanted to flag this before it became too much Old News. Andrew Sullivan, still a self-described conservative and a tireless deficit hawk, has looked to the events in Europe and concluded that austerity —...

How Much Better is the United States?

A week or so ago, Tom Van Dyke linked to this NYT piece exploring Europe’s economic troubles.  The article, by Adam Davidson, posited that the Eurozone suffers from economic woes that go deeper than...

Do Democracies Fight?

Jason says that democratic peace theory is one of the better explanations for the decline of large-scale conflict around the globe. I remain unconvinced – here’s why: 1) This ain’t the Theory of Gravity...

Clash of Civilizations

Ta-Nehisi Coates posts the below video, writing: I don’t even know what to say anymore. It’s officially fine to be bigoted toward Muslims. The panel (rather politely) dissented. I guess that’s a good thing....

A few more notes on cutting defense spending

Joerg Wolf, of the Atlantic Council, disagrees that European nations would increase defense spending if America decreased its presence in Europe and around the globe as I noted in my defense-spending piece at NRO....

Your Friday evening brain teaser

This dialogue between David Frum and Jonah Goldberg has been getting some attention: Let’s bracket the “Is Obama a socialist?” question in favor of something a little less contentious. What, if anything, is the...

Marginalizing extremists, at home and abroad

The trouble with folks like Mark Steyn is that all their clamor about Europe being swept away in a tide of hostile immigrants obscures the very real problem of assimilating new arrivals. Steyn, for...

Bruce Bartlett, Socialist Lackey

An essential post from Bartlett on the trivial differences between Europe and the United States. Speaking as someone who managed to survive growing up on that benighted continent,  it’s high time we move beyond...

The Hassan Chop of Logic

Br. Will links to an interesting review of Christopher Caldwell’s new book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe by Michelle Goldberg. Will notes that he thinks there is cause for real concern–without going into...

A few thoughts on immigration and Europe

Without lapsing into Steynian hysteria, I think there are real concerns about the growing population of alienated, socially immobile Muslim immigrants in Europe. In that vein, Michelle Goldberg’s review of Reflections on the Revolution...