Fear not for Europe's funny politics

Concerns that Europe is vulnerable to the extreme politics that characterised the 1930s are largely unfounded. The likes of Beppe Grillo have some divergent policies, but he's no Musolini.

FT.com

Some months ago, I was discussing the euro crisis with a high-ranking US diplomat. "It’s back to the 1930s, isn’t it?” said my companion with a mixture of gloom and relish. "The extremists are on the rise.”

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