As Steyn goes, so goes The New York Times four years later. This Times analysis sounds a bit like a house-trained version of my book – “Crisis Imperils Liberal Benefits Long Expected By Europeans“. Opening sentence:
PARIS — Across Western Europe, the ‘lifestyle superpower,’ the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt.
They wouldn’t be if you’d read America Alone. On the other hand, if you’re a follower of Paul Krugman, it must all be rather discombobulating…
[UPDATE: John Hinderaker puts it this way:
The Europeans are post-Christian in this sense, too: they have tried to "liberate" themselves from the curse of Adam by substituting borrowing for working, and from the curse of Eve by not having children. It was entirely foreseeable that neither of these efforts would end well.]