Getting in Touch

by John Derbyshire

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One counter to the [Mark] Steynian Europe-is-doomed scenario has been offered by columnist and author Ralph Peters. In a November 2006 New York Post column titled “The ‘Eurabia’ Myth,” Peters prophesied that John/Jean/Josef/José/Giuseppe Q. European will eventually get in touch with his inner fascist:
Don’t let Europe’s current round of playing pacifist dress-up fool you: This is the continent that perfected genocide and ethnic cleansing, the happy-go-lucky slice of humanity that brought us such recent hits as the Holocaust and Srebrenica. The historical patterns are clear: When Europeans feel sufficiently threatened — even when the threat’s concocted nonsense — they don’t just react, they over-react with stunning ferocity.

 — We Are Doomed, Chapter 11

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