Europe How Western Capital Colonized Eastern Europe

How Western Capital Colonized Eastern Europe

Yet another Eastern European country is about to get a populist, anti-immigration, euroskeptic government: Billionaire Andrej Babis’s ANO party enjoys a wide poll lead ahead of the October parliamentary election in the Czech Republic. The central European country would join Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. If that sounds ominous, there is at least one bulwark against extremism …

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Europe How Europe lost faith in multiculturalism

How Europe lost faith in multiculturalism

In October 2010 Angela Merkel, leader of Europe’s most powerful country, made a ringing declaration: “The multicultural concept is a failure, an absolute failure.” Four months later, Britain’s then prime minister, David Cameron, endorsed her approach, calling for “a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and much more active, muscular liberalism”