Monday, July 22, 2002
European Civilisation shifts from West to East

An interesting if mawkish article in the Spectator showing the ingratitude of the EU to sister nations in the East, cradles of Hapsburg sophistication, that are now viewed as benighted peasantries that present a threat to the subsidised hordes of Fortress Europe. If they remain outside with their educated workforces and more liberal policies, how long before they overtake the poorer peripheries of Iberia and Greece?

The only unconvincing part was on the lack of crime in these parts as a walk around Tallinn or Riga soon raises one's hackles.


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