These days, Europe is not exactly the multicultural, quasi-socialist bastion that some Americans, both left and right, often imagine it to be.
Recent years have seen a rapid rise of European right-wing parties, many of which have won elections and taken power.
Even where they have not yet triumphed electorally, far-right parties have forced mainstream politicians like French President Nicholas Sarkozy and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to echo their xenophobic and Euroskeptic rhetoric.
The far right in Europe has enjoyed a renaissance over the past 30 years, driven by resentment of the growing powers of the European Union and by rejection of the "multiculturalism" that has accompanied rapid immigration from the de... Read Post
In the days since the horrendous attacks in Norway, a long anti-Islamic screed by the attacker, Anders Behring Breivik, has been found online that explained that he hoped to start a revolution against multiculturalism. As much as th... Read Post