September 24, 2006

"Five Minutes to Midnight"

Is it likely that Europeans will rise to this challenge? I fear not. Is it still possible? Yes. But it's already five minutes to midnight—and we are drinking in the last chance saloon.
--Timothy Garton Ash, in the New York Review of Books.

That's not an alarmist take on Muslim immigration and violence in Europe, by a Pat Buchanan or even a Tony Blankley, but by an archetypical academic left-liberal.

One hundred years from now will they speak of Bernini's mosque in Rome, as they do of the mosque (now a museum) of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul?

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