The Right Coast

June 15, 2005
The end of Europe
By Tom Smith

Robert Samuelson on the decline of Yerp.

Some of us are old enough to remember when Europe was the really cool place, the center of new ideas, progressive thinking, all of that. Seems like a long time ago. History, food, some nice country, definitely, but the sense of shift is palpable. Funny that American culture had for 200 years or so been looking East for cultural validation, and then sometime in the 80's, that just stopped.