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Subsidizing Europe

Reader comment on item: Europeans: From Venus?

Submitted by Francois Krodel (United States), Jul 18, 2002 at 10:07


Daniel Pipes fails to add in his piece "Europeans: From Venus?" that the only reason Europe has been able to afford their large welfare state is because of the United States. Since WWII, the US has spent hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars protecting Europe from the Soviets. Since Europe has not had to spend much on defense, it has been able to afford the lavish welfare state which they point to as proof of their cultural superiority. What hypocrisy!!

Forget about Europe, it's a dying continent. They no longer believe in themselves and blame the US for their malaise. A weakness of character.

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