How the West Was Lost

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The political and economic advantages that lead people to seek asylum in the West are the result of territorial jurisdiction. Yet territorial jurisdictions can survive only if borders are controlled. Transnational legislation, acting together with the culture of repudiation, is therefore rapidly undermining the conditions that make Western freedoms durable. The effect of this on the politics of France and Holland is now evident to everyone. And when we find among the “asylum seekers” the vast majority of those Islamist cells that have grown up in London, Paris, and Hamburg, we begin to recognize just how much the political culture of the West is bent on a path of self-destruction.

–Roger Scruton

One thought on “How the West Was Lost

  1. The solution in these countries of origin is to break down barriers to economic growth and opportunity. Sadly, many of these nation states are not civil societies but are corrupt and fractured along tribal and religious lines.

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