August 16, 2011

Europe's Social Democracies Have Failed

Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal

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Europe is not a happy place and hasn't been for nearly a generation. It's about to get much worse.

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TAGGED: Ireland, Portugal, Greece, France, UK, Europe, Eurozone


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