The European Sickness Spreads

What are we to make of the reaction to the horrifying mass attack on women by several hundred men described as being “North African or Arab” in Cologne on New Year’s Day? The spectacle of what even the New York Times called an “unprecedented” coordinated assault in a major European city hasn’t shaken the country’s leaders of their conviction that Germany must welcome as many refugees from the Middle East as it can absorb. That decision seems to be rooted in a belief that succumbing to prejudice is much worse than what happened in the square across from Cologne’s main train station as well as similar attacks on a smaller scale that reportedly took place the same night in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, and even Berlin.

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The European Sickness Spreads

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