EU Leaders Must Keep Calm and Carry On

RealClearWorld July 7, 2016 Now that we’ve had time to let the dust settle after the Brexit vote, it’s becoming clear that the early panic was an overreaction. The British public is already showing seller’s remorse and leaders who supported the Leave option are seeing their fortunes fall. There’s no reason that the United Kingdom…

Europe’s Obama Fatigue

Foreign Policy October 29, 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama is so beloved in Europe that he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize (which he later won) just 12 days after taking office for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples.” A Pew survey this summer found that 93 percent of Germans, 91 percent of French…

Libertarian Paradise

TCS Daily February 22, 2006 I recently spent a few days in what a friend referred to as “the land of debauchery.” Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, is probably as famous for its openness toward prostitution and drug consumption than for wooden shoes, canals, or world-class museums. Yet, strangely, it nonetheless seems to be a…