Source: The Guardian, January 6
Things were never stable, nor populations fixed in stone. Europe is after all the appendix of a great and contrasted landmass – it was always meant to be a crossroads. We may be baffled by changes, but there were times when we lived with much more diversity in our midst….
The only time Europeans experienced relative demographic homogeneity – that era of supposed tranquility – was in the wake of Hitler’s and Stalin’s devastations. Such thoughts might not be enough to calm the anti-Muslim crowds. But they could help.