Doug Casey On The Coming Culture Clash

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JB: Last time we spoke, you were warning readers about how "The West" is dangerously embracing the very same ideas that led to much – if not most – of the vast suffering and misery we saw in the 20th century: the whole suite of collectivist ideas, essentially.

I felt this acutely as I travelled through Brussels – "Europe's Capital" as it's sometimes known – a few weeks ago. You can feel a fundamental shift in attitudes there.

What do you make of the situation in these so-called "progressive" societies?

DC: When I first visited Brussels, in 1966, it was a delightful little city. You could go to the downtown and see the Manneken Pis, hang out in the Grand Place, have an inexpensive bowl of moulles pommes friteswith a beer, and fit in easily. Everybody you saw was, more or less, representative of Western Civilization.

I was last there about five years ago; it had changed.

I presume, on your recent trip, that you
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