From the May, 2009 issue of Touchstone
Losing Our Grips by James Hitchcock

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Losing Our Grips

James Hitchcock on the Cultural Suicide of the Newly Enlightened

As the European birthrate continues to decline—a demographic catastrophe that may result in a predominantly Muslim continent within fifty years—it is tempting to see in it a pattern of conscious cultural suicide, validating one of the numerous theories of history that postulate human society as following a biological lifecycle, like aging animals resigned to being left behind by the pack.

But the reverse is more nearly true. Most Europeans probably prefer that the ethnic character of their various countries survive, but only so long as other people bear children and accept the responsibilit . . .


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