Artikel: A fresh common sense view on European culture

Eva Vlaardingerbroek / The Old Continent

Hearing a 100-strong choir sing ‘’Alle Menschen werden Brüder’ at the top of their lungs, it is hard not to feel moved. Almost everyone will recognize this part of Beethoven’s ninth symphony, nowadays known by most as the anthem of the European Union. An excellent choice if you think about it: a great piece of music from one of our greatest composers, embodying the great ideals of a united Europe, or so we hoped. Instead, in the last decade Europe has been facing quite a few problems. To name a few: the Greek financial crisis, the refugee crisis, Islamic terrorist attacks, mass-immigration, a growing cultural schism between West and Eastern Europe and even Australia was allowed to participate in the Eurovision Songfestival, for heaven’s sake!…lees verder

 

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