Theodore Dalrymple on France:
For if everyone could see that a tenth of the most able children of the ghetto were able to move beyond it merely by having applied their intelligence, it would be sufficient to persuade the rest of the ghetto that they did not live in a hostile society, and that they were therefore not born to hopelessness, the cold and invariably grudging charity of the state, and the moral and psychological squalor of dependence, that leads young men in particular to misidentify respect for themselves as fear of themselves. They would then, perhaps, bestir themselves constructively, rather than hoping for “social justice” to grow out of the bottle of a Molotov cocktail.
I don't have much hope for spineless Europe. What will follow in the coming years will neither be constructive nor just.