The infantilism and arrogance of the former Western Europe

George Will on the “moral infantilism” of the European anti-America demonstrators and the “curdled arrogance” of some European elites. Will note that anti-Americanism is the “sterile response to the galling fact that Europe committed semi-suicide in the 20th century.” Indeed, considering all of the evil and foolishness embraced by Europe in the last century, the current Europe, for all its pacifist, anti-American, anti-semitic, and socialist tendencies, arguably turned out better than it had any right to (thanks in large part to the U.S.). Nonetheless, if, as I believe to be the case, the present incarnation of Europe cannot deliever the economic and security goods, it will be replaced by something much better or something much worse.

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