Europe is a Riot

The American Conservative magazine is carrying a new Dalrymple article in their March 23 edition. Apparently (and contrary to what the website promises), the piece is currently only available online as a PDF file at the price of a magazine subscription, so for those interested, you might want to check your local newsstand or library.

Dalrymple argues in the article that, as economic conditions worsen and European nations and their citizens are driven to follow their own economic self-interest, fake pride in pan-European identity will collapse, and “ethnic and cultural strife, and radical xenophobia” — driven by socialism, which puts economic control in the hands of government and thus creates a zero-sum game of economic welfare between competing, often race-based, interest groups — will increase. “I have seen the future, and it’s riots,” Dalrymple concludes.

Elsewhere, Dalrymple has identified other contributing factors: the problem of immigration without assimilation that is brought on by multiculturalism, the entitlement mentality created by the regime of rights, and more generally the idea that unhappiness and imperfection is a function of unjust social forces rather than personal behavior — in other words, many of the key components of modern liberalism.

UPDATE: As onthow mentions in his comment, the article can be accessed here for free.

19 thoughts on “Europe is a Riot

  1. Steve

    Thanks, onthow. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with accessing that link if it’s available. I updated the entry. Thanks again.

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  2. Shlomo

    I just wanted to thank you for compiling the good doctor’s work…

    Much appreciated and may I wish you all the very best for the future!

    Pax vobiscum

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  3. soin

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