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Europe’s Place in the World

By on 11.19.05 | 11:15PM

Jed is right. There is a reason that little "c" conservatives are gaining ground in European elections, whether it's the death of the EU constitution, their gains in Britain and Germany, etc.

But the gains they have made aren't enough, the Conservatives in Britain have succeeded through essentially an anti-American position, while the Germans have gained by making promises their economy can't sustain without true economic change. If Europe is to transform itself, both nations must come closer to the U.S. conservative position both domestically (economically and socially) and international (pro-national defense). That can only happen with a strong America to take them by the hand and show them the way.

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