To Save Itself after Paris, Europe Must First Rediscover Itself – The Tower

The Islamic State is merely the latest blossoming of the totalitarian impulse—totalitarianism with an Islamic face, certainly—but a totalitarianism which at some point will metastasize again and be found wearing an unrecognizably different mask. In the recent past it has donned an SS uniform and a five pointed red star. The more pertinent question for the West is surely: how do we imbibe liberalism with a sense of confidence? And how do we do this when the fashion amongst intellectuals in the West is to damn their own societies as essentially worthless?

via To Save Itself after Paris, Europe Must First Rediscover Itself – The Tower.

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