March 27, 2006

JOHN HAWKINS interviews Claire Berlinski about her new book, Menace in Europe. “There is something going on in Europe, a flourishing of sects, all of which have something in common and that is an absolute, virtually pathological, refusal to profit from experience. . . . If young Germans are now seen muttering darkly about how they deplore American militarism-a sentiment, I am persuaded, that represents nothing more than their own stifled longing to switch on the tank’s ignition and thrill once again to the low deep rumble of its engine-it is certainly nothing new; Germans have complained for a very long time of these things.”

UPDATE: If you missed it, our podcast interview of Berlinski is here.