The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray download in pdf, ePub, iPad
Murray's book, as well as all discourse on Europe's overwhelming and rapid Islamization, could benefit from mention of the scholarship of Robert Putnam. That should make us proud, and even more firm in the belief there is something unique here that is worth saving. Accuracy and availability may vary. The still ongoing migrant crisis has only further exacerbated this, naturally.
We know exactly what Sadiq Khan will say after the next, inevitable, stabbing, bombing, or decapitation. Middle Eastern Muslims occupy the best seats on the boat and are most likely to survive any accidents. She lied to police and said her attackers were German. One was nineteenth-century German biblical criticism, that desacralized previously sacred texts.
Visiting a migrant camp, Murray met a year-old husband and father. Ironic, perhaps, you'd say. Honeyford's carrier in education was ruined. The only way to assuage it, is to somehow make up for it, by for instance taking in needy masses of people into your country, so Murray argues. The first solution is very straightforward.
Historical guilt is one, but a major one. Yeah, there's no - fair enough. Europe voted in socialists, and promised cradle-to-grave benefits.
But, Murray explains, that realisation is exactly what might save European culture. Just so with counter-jihadis. We can all find excuses and reasons for why this is happening.
Saudi Arabia did offer to build mosques in Germany to accommodate new migrant arrivals. In place of Christianity, no substitute has arisen except for nihilism and hedonism. For a book that argues that Europe is in mortal danger, there are surprisingly few concrete suggestions for averting it The tone is quiet reportage rather than rage, and all the better for it. This is not an isolated incident.
These societies are not weighed down by guilt. This is just one symptom of a deeper problem within wider European society, which most chose either to ignore or try not to make seem all that bad.