Europe: Unwilling to defend itself

Europe: Unwilling to defend itself

By Giulio Meotti / Gatestone Institute It has been said that when German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signed the reconstitution of the military in 1955, he proclaimed: “It is crazy, gentlemen, that I have to create a German army, it is just crazy”. Sixty years have passed, but that sentiment still seems very strong in Germany. […]

Europe: “The era of liberal babble”

Europe: “The era of liberal babble”

By Judith Bergman / Gatestone Institute Europe, so many years after the Cold War, is ideologically divided into a new East and a West. This time, the schism is over multiculturalism. What Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has termed “liberal babble” continues to govern Western Europe’s response to the challenges that migration and Islamic terrorism […]

Christian clergy welcomes Islam in church, then bows to it

Christian clergy welcomes Islam in church, then bows to it

By Giulio Meotti / Gatestone Institute There is a disturbing and growing trend in Italy and Europe. For the first time in more than 700 years, Islamic songs resonated in Florence’s Cathedral, the Church Santa Maria del Fiore. Under the famous Dome of Brunelleschi, Islamic melodies accompanied Christian ones. The “interfaith initiative” was promoted a […]

Europe’s war on tobacco

Europe’s war on tobacco

By Bill Wirtz / Mises Wire Governments worldwide crack down on the consumption of tobacco. We know that smoking is bad for one’s health, but governments manage to create a new set of health risks through their interventions. The War on Tobacco is amongst the most misguided doctrines in behavioral policy, and yet politicians continue to enforce it. […]

Europe: Illegal to criticize Islam

Europe: Illegal to criticize Islam

By Judith Bergman / Gatestone Institute Several European governments have made it clear to their citizens that criticizing European migrant policies or migrants is criminally off-limits and may lead to arrest, prosecution and even convictions. Although these practices constitute police state behavior, European governments do not stop there. They go still farther, by ensuring that […]

Refugees are still squeezing through Europe’s clamped borders

Refugees are still squeezing through Europe’s clamped borders

The people smugglers in Serbia’s capital are easy to spot and do little to hide. They’re in the parks and bars near Belgrade’s train station, selling journeys through the Balkans to northern Europe. Some are flirting with the Serbian bar tenders, sipping brandy shots while answering multiple cellphones. Others are in deep discussion with potential […]

“Liberal” Turkey claims Europe is racist

“Liberal” Turkey claims Europe is racist

By Burak Bekdil / Gatestone Institute It’s not a bad joke; it’s a very bad joke. Turkey, where all variants of ethnic and religious xenophobia are a national pastime, is accusing the West of being racist. Speaking after a spat with Austria and Sweden over news reports and tweets from those countries that accused Turkey […]

Turkey, Europe’s little problem

Turkey, Europe’s little problem

Burak Bekdil / Gatestone Institute Nations do not have the luxury, as people often do, of choosing their neighbors. Turkey, under the 14-year rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist governments, and neighboring both Europe and the Middle East, was once praised as a “bridge” between Western and Islamic civilizations. Its accession into the European Union […]

In Europe, workers use minimum wage laws to exclude their competition

In Europe, workers use minimum wage laws to exclude their competition

By Ferghane Azihari / Mises Wire Economists often warn about the perverse effects of the minimum wage. It is acknowledged this measure does not increase the salary of less productive workers. It reduces their employability, their ability to increase their skills and experience and thus constitute a powerful barrier to social mobility. But an effect is “perverse” […]

Word of thanks to the person most responsible for Brexit: Angela Merkel

Word of thanks to the person most responsible for Brexit: Angela Merkel

It’s time to pay tribute to the single person most responsible for the amazing Brexit outcome: German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Without Merkel’s stunning idiocies and stubbornness In welcoming refugees with open arms In making a deal with Turkey behind the backs of other EU leaders In refusing to admit she was wrong on the refugee […]

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