From The Wilson Quarterly, how do our own pasts connect with our larger cultural heritage? Here are 12 ways to respond to that question. Ian Buruma on legislating history. Europe and identity: A review of Amartya Sen's Identity and Violence. From Foreign Policy, Europe’s philosophy of failure: In France and Germany, students are being forced to undergo a dangerous indoctrination: Taught that economic principles such as capitalism, free markets, and entrepreneurship are savage, unhealthy, and immoral, these children are raised on a diet of prejudice and bias; rooting it out may determine whether Europe’s economies prosper. From Sign and Sight, back to Rudi Dutschke's pram: Was 1968 a delayed offshoot of European totalitarianism or groundswell of liberalisation and democraticisation?