“Fight for Europe – or the wreckers will destroy it”

By Bernard-Henri Lévy, Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk...

Published on Friday, January 25, 2019

The continent faces its biggest challenge since the 1930s. We urge European patriots to resist the nationalist onslaught.

« The idea of Europe is in peril.

From all sides there are criticisms, insults and desertions from the cause. » 

« […] Europe is being attacked by false prophets who are drunk on resentment, and delirious at their opportunity to seize the limelight. It has been abandoned by the two great allies who in the previous century twice saved it from suicide; one across the Channel and the other across the Atlantic. The continent is vulnerable to the increasingly brazen meddling by the occupant of the Kremlin. Europe as an idea is falling apart before our eyes. »

« […] Urgently, we need to sound the alarm against these arsonists of soul and spirit who, from Paris to Rome, with stops along the way in Barcelona, Budapest, Dresden, Vienna and Warsaw, want to make a bonfire of our freedoms. »

Read more : https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/25/fight-europe-wreckers-patriots-nationalist