Ed Driscoll

AS HEADS IS TAILS: Victor

AS HEADS IS TAILS: Victor Davis Hanson finds an interesting duality amidst the usual tired old cliches that Europeans give for hating America:

[W]hen these criticisms are probed, a startling revelation appears: Far from being radicals, Europeans are, in fact, in a fundamental sense more reactionary than Americans. And here things get interesting. In conversations, the Europeans very soon begin to voice all the old right-wing complaints about America that explain why they see our country as so insular, crass, and dangerous: We have no respect for tradition; our movies and television are uncouth; our volatile citizenry is increasingly ignorant, multicultural, and lawless, and so blinkered to the concerns of others. Welcome to radical democratic culture.

Read the rest of the article–as is usual with Hanson, it’s very, very good.