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Freedom, Faith, and Postwar Europe


David, you write that “one grave consequence of post-war Europe’s loss of faith is its approaching demographic extinction.” Putting aside the question as to whether Europe is heading for “demographic extinction” (I don’t believe that it is) I think it’s important to point out that birth rates are now falling just about everywhere across the globe. There is little or no evidence to suggest that this can be linked to any loss of faith in Europe, or for that matter, elsewhere. Rather it is a by-product of modernity, and it’s one that’s very welcome too.


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