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Around the World in 80 Days, Day 73: Sweden, Part 2 – Knowing They’re on the Street Where You Live

In opening their borders to Muslim extremists, Europeans have effectively let the Orcs into the Shire.  What is worse, they still don’t seem to recognize the fact. Take, for example, the April 7th terrorist attack here in Stockholm.  On that day, Rakhmat Akilov, a Muslim immigrant and asylum-seeker stole a beer truck in the heart … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 70: Sweden, Part 1 – Where No One is Special

Visiting a city and want a bit of local flavor?  Take a guided tour.  While there is no substitute for exploring on your own, meeting people, and research, a good guided tour—and sometimes even a bad one—will tell you a lot about what the locals think is important in their city, how they see themselves, … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 67: Norway – The Best Country in the World?

Let’s take a moment to recall what this project is all about.  We are seeking to answer the question: If America is not great, then who is? Michael Moore style America-bashing is very much in style.  Whether it is Ashley Judd shouting on the Washington Mall, George Soros-funded protests, or Barack Obama apologizing for American … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 65: The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Part 2 – America Fast-Forwarded

Throughout much of its history, the story of England was one of remarkable good fortune.  Indeed, when considering the scope of the tiny island nation’s success, one is tempted to conclude that there must have been some unseen Hand of Providence guiding it all.  Consider the geography that preserved it time and again from the … Read more