Francis X. Rocca Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Nov 7, 2003

“ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS OUT,” reads the headline of a poster recently plastered on walls all over Rome. Another bit of demagoguery from Europe’s far right? Sure enough, at the bottom appear the name and logo of the National Alliance, largest of…

by | Oct 17, 2003

Among the many good deeds for which the Pope’s admirers praised him yesterday, on the 25th anniversary of his election, the strangest to American ears must have been his support for the European Union. Surely this titanic crusader for peace…

by | Oct 3, 2003

Euroskeptics on both sides of the Atlantic will be watching with apprehension tomorrow as the leaders of 25 nations meet in Rome to open a conference on the European constitution. Nationalists within Europe worry that the constitution will advance the…

by | Oct 3, 2003

Euroskeptics on both sides of the Atlantic will be watching with apprehension tomorrow as the leaders of 25 nations meet in Rome to open a conference on the European constitution. Nationalists within Europe worry that the constitution will advance the…

by | Sep 26, 2003

What are people thinking when they download music or movies illegally, or buy bootleg discs from sidewalk vendors? The answer is, they’re not thinking. The New York Times says 60 million have used file-sharing programs like KaZaA to rip off…

by | Sep 19, 2003

The other day an Italian asked me, flatteringly, what the world makes of Silvio Berlusconi. He clearly wanted to hear that foreigners see his country’s prime minister as a buffoon. Instead I replied that despite Berlusconi’s notorious gaffes, like his…

by | Sep 12, 2003

My career in television was brief — the length of a single conference call — but instructive. A few years back, producers of a show designed to introduce children to classic works of literature wanted some advice about Don Quixote….

by | Sep 5, 2003

Yet another poll shows that Europeans increasingly disapprove of U.S. foreign policy. Released yesterday by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Compagnia di San Paolo (in Turin, Italy), the survey says that 70 percent of Frenchmen…

by | Aug 29, 2003

Pope John Paul II this week repeated his call for the forthcoming European constitution to acknowledge Europe’s Christian heritage. Three days later, the presidents of Poland and Lithuania (two of the 10 nations entering the European Union next year) joined…

by | Aug 22, 2003

The death toll is mounting from this summer’s European heat wave, now well into its third month. An estimated 10,000 Frenchmen have died from heat stroke, dehydration and other heat-related causes this month alone. Portugal’s national health institute reports 1,300…

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