Magazine July 10, 2017, Issue

Europe in Crisis

Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair attends a meeting of the European People’s Party in Wicklow, Ireland, May 12, 2017. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters)
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, by Douglas Murray (Bloomsbury Continuum, 352 pp., $26)

Europe almost committed suicide by means of the two world wars, but managed to survive both times. Douglas Murray holds that a third attempt at suicide is under way. The context is rather straightforward. The order of the Muslim Middle East was always fragile, and hideous power struggles and Islamic rivalries have shattered it beyond recovery. Either fleeing from chaos or taking the chance to better themselves, Muslims numbering in the millions have come to settle in Europe. The initial humanitarian impulse of Europeans to come to the aid of the victims and the dispossessed was only right and proper. …

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LOST PRAYER A prayer well known and repeated, and repeated, the mind focused on the words, on the words, becomes an internal ceremony, with little room, and then no room for another thought; sooner or ...


Obergefell and Forced Labor With respect to Alexandra DeSanctis’s article “Religious Liberty after Obergefell” (June 12), it is surprising to me that no defendant has cited the 13th Amendment to the ...
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The Week

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