Pitfalls along the road to socialism


All over Europe, elections are teaching Brussels that Greeks like being Greek, Brits, Brit, and French, French. Nobody much cottons to being "European," where some Belgian bureaucrat says what you will and won't do in your small town where another language is spoken and people don't like paying huge salaries to self-important nobodies in gray flannel suits.

Europe, you have a problem. If you don't take care of it, it becomes everyone else's problem, too. Without America taking up the slack when you fail, you have become the leading barometer of Western success or failure defending against the forces of evil tearing at its foundations. The surprise election results going on across the continent are glimmerings of the fight for Greeks to be Greek, Brits, Brit, and French, French