Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The View from the Brink of the Abyss

A couple weeks ago, the Claremont Institute awarded Mark Steyn the Henry Salvatori Prize at its Churchill Dinner. Steyn gave a speech, at once gloomy and humorous, on the crisis of the West -- specifically, the ongoing death of Europe. His remarks were chock full o' good stuff, including this:

You know that famous dismissal by Neville Chamberlain of Czechoslovakia: "A faraway country of which we know little." Europe's tragedy today is that the faraway countries of which they know little are their own.

C-SPAN has the video. (Via Power Line.)

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