Beguiled by “Europe”

If the audience at one of Dalrymple’s recent speeches in Belgium is anything to go by, faith in the future of the EU is not much diminished:

After speaking recently in Belgium, I declared, in response to an audience member’s suggestion that the European Union’s purpose was the preservation of peace, that “Europe”—in the peculiar, Soviet-style usage of the word now so common—does not mean peace, but conflict, if not outright war. We are building in Europe not a United States, I said, but a Yugoslavia. We shall be lucky to escape violence when it breaks apart.

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