Category Archives: Europe

Notes on Islam, and Notes on Europe

I Is Islam compatible with European culture? It’s a question that has obsessed European political life for the past fifteen years, and not one to which it’s easy to find a straightforward answer. Can you live as a practising Muslim … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Morning of the Brexit Vote

We march to victory, or we march to defeat. But we go forward. Only forward. – Stannis Baratheon, Game of Thrones I The Brexit referendum is finally upon us, and the thought of a “Leave” victory really scares me. If we lose … Continue reading

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Europe – Visions of Empire

Some time ago I read Imperium der Zukunft: Warum Europa Weltmacht werden muss (“Empire of the Future: Why Europe must become a world power”) by Alan Posener. I didn’t particularly like it – although there are some sharp observations in … Continue reading

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Bismarx, the blog Europe probably doesn’t need

Bismarx is now live. I should probably tell you what the point of this blog is, but first, some background: I am a Dutch electrical engineering student. Although I’m very fond of engineering and the mindset that comes with it, … Continue reading

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