Europe Is in Decline

The prime suspect? Blandness.

It’s quite a popular talking point amongst modern conservatives that Europe is in irreversible decline. Probably the most commonly given reason for this belief is that mass migration, especially from the Middle East and North Africa, is eroding traditional European customs and beliefs. The best-known exponent of such views is Douglas Murray, whose book The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam struck a chord with European and international right-wing figures like Rod Liddle and Sam Harris. Murray must be praised for the clarity…