Europe Has Lost Its Guiding Myth, by Alastair Crooke

Take away European’s nations’ distinctive national identities, cultures, history, and myths, and you’re left with the bland but dictatorial pomposity of the EU. From Alastair Crooke at

There seems to be more cultural energy present in the U.S. today, than there is in Europe, which has long since severed from living myth.

The message sent by the Chinese Defence Minister’s three-day visit to Russia is clear. His reception – a high-profile event – was intentionally invested with high visibility. And at its symbolic centre was a meeting with President Putin on (Orthodox) Easter Day which was consequential, both for being far beyond the norms of protocol, and for occurring on Easter Day, when Putin would not customarily work.

Its key message may be surmised from remarks earlier framed by Hu Xijin, the former editor-in-chief of China’s Global Times: “The U.S. repeatedly claims that China is preparing to provide “lethal military aid” to Russia in the ongoing Ukraine conflict”. But that war has “has been going on for more than a year: And according to the West’s previous calculation, Russia should have already collapsed by now … And, whilst NATO is supposed to be much stronger than Russia, the situation on the ground doesn’t appear as such – which is why it causes [such] anxiety in the West …”.

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One response to “Europe Has Lost Its Guiding Myth, by Alastair Crooke

  1. Excellent essay – thanks for posting.


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