Magazine June 27, 2016, Issue

Does Europe Need Refugees?

A look at the case of Sweden

Over the past year, more than 1 million asylum seekers have made their way to Europe, and voters are in revolt. Anti-immigration populists have been gaining ground in almost every European country, and one of them, Norbert Hofer, just came very close to winning Austria’s presidential election. To an awfully loud chorus of open-borders enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic, this anti-immigration sentiment is not just hard-hearted — it’s also soft-headed. Their argument in a nutshell is that because Europe’s native populations are aging so rapidly and its birth rates are so dismally low, it badly needs a demographic

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Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


Spiritual Self-Interest In the Week (April 11), a comparison between King David and Donald Trump was made. In describing David’s braveness, it was written: “As a boy, David fought his way ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Trump U. charged outrageous sums for worthless instruction, left graduates woefully unprepared for the job market, and bombarded students with meaningless jargon and self-affirming slogans. Sounds like a legit ...

Secret Agent Woman

In case you haven’t been following the important debates on the Internet this year, people are wondering why James Bond can’t be a woman and why Captain America can’t be ...
Politics & Policy


ALTAR The altar of the great cathedral brings indoors something of the majesty of the open sky, as the architect lifts the eyes of all from the altar to the wide beauty and precision of the ...


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