I was chatting with an Irish friend living here in San Diego a couple of years back about the issue of immigration in the UK, especially the number of folks coming in from places with antithetical cultures and whose assimilationist tendencies start and end at the welfare queue. My friend was uncharacteristically uncharitable: “Legacy of empire,” he said.
Update: More about losing, from the City Journal.
The key question for Westerners is: Do we love our freedoms as much as they hate them? Many free people, alas, have become so accustomed to freedom, and to the comfortable position of not having to stand up for it, that they