Muslim Immigration in Denmark

Last fall I spent some time in Denmark. I asked Danes about Muslim immigration, a topic that any fellow reader of The Gates of Vienna will recognize as important. That Denmark now has a large Muslim population is evident to every visitor; it was obvious in Odense and Copenhagen, the cities I visited. The responses surprised me. Visitors notice mostly the Muslim women, who wear … Continue reading Muslim Immigration in Denmark

Sanitizing the Classics

Michelle Malkin, James Taranto, Keith Staskiewicz, and others have been piling on Alan Gribben and New South Press for planning to issue an edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn that replace the n-word and ‘injun’ with more politically correct terms. Gribben’s introduction to the volume explains his reasons: Far more controversial than this reuniting of Twain’s boy books will be the … Continue reading Sanitizing the Classics

The Cloward-Piven Strategy and the Decline of the Welfare State

Most political ideologies fail for reasons that are, in retrospect, obvious. Marxism, even on the idealistic assumption that it might really operate according to its “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs” maxim, requires people with the authority to determine abilities and needs, and other people with the authority to enforce distribution and redistribution accordingly. That’s the germ of the … Continue reading The Cloward-Piven Strategy and the Decline of the Welfare State