Thursday, November 25, 2010

Politically Incorrect Truths From Germany

"The first British review of the publishing sensation that trashes the pieties of the 1968 generation," by David Goodhart — The challenge to German liberalism. "The message of the book, in headline form, is that Germany is becoming smaller (thanks to the familiar story of a falling birthrate among native Germans) and stupider (thanks to the fact that educated Germans are having fewer children and the fastest growing part of the population are poorly-integrated Muslim immigrants)."

  • "It’s not often senior European political leaders make politically-incorrect statements, but Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has recently made a habit of it," says Smauel Gregg of the woman who has "upset the European political class (especially the Left and the Greens) by saying what everyone knows—that multiculturalism has 'utterly failed'—but [who] also argued that the issue was not 'too much Islam' but 'too little Christianity'" — Europe, Immigration, and Merkel’s Christian Values.

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    Blogger Vincent Murphy said...

    I've written a response to your second point here:
    http://www.vincevincevince.com/405/misguided-mission-and-merkels-christian-values

    1:41 PM  
    Blogger The Western Confucian said...

    Thanks. I may not have worded things they way you did, but I agree with your fundamental critique.

    1:29 AM  

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