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Let’s Be Honest, Europe Is A God-Awful Mess

Op-Ed: Blinded by its own visions of grandeur, Europe dropped the ball years ago and will make things worse by turning the keys to the empire over to Goldman Sachs-trained “experts” like Mario Monti and Lucas Papademos. Folks, we are witnessing a train wr

The list is long (Libertinus)
The list is long (Libertinus)
Günther Lachmann

"Europe is our future. There is no alternative to Europe. We have every reason to be optimistic that Europe will emerge yet stronger from this crisis, so let's not be disconcerted," writes former Chancellor Helmut Kohl in the Bild newspaper.

When it comes to Europe, politicians have never been at a loss for words. Unfortunately, those words rarely have anything to do with reality. Let's be honest here. The Europe we actually have is not capable of feeding all its citizens. Thousands of well-educated Portuguese engineers and other professionals are fleeing the financial and economic crisis in their country and heading for Angola, a former colony. No joke – Angola! They can find work there, but not in Europe.

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How Millennials And Boomers See Putin's Nuclear Threats Differently

Baby boomers who grew up under the threat of nuclear armageddon warn against a nuclear escalation of the war in Ukraine. But the younger generations are not cowed by Putin's blackmail. And that’s a very good thing.

Anti-nuclear bomb activists protest during Hiroshima Day Action in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 2020.

Peter Huth

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BERLIN — It is a sentence that no German Chancellor had ever had to utter before. “I am doing everything I can to prevent an escalation that would lead to World War III. There must not be a nuclear war,” said Olaf Scholz.

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