It is written by Jerry Z. Muller of Catholic University.
I am not sure if I agree with all of it. But Dr. Muller makes some very interesting points, worthy of some further thought and discussion. Here is one part that does make a point that is quite overlooked when the MSM presents their reports:
Recently, for example, in the course of arguing that Israel ought to give up its claim to be a Jewish state and dissolve itself into some sort of binational entity with the Palestinians, the prominent historian Tony Judt informed the readers of The New York Review of Books that "the problem with Israel ... [is that] it has imported a characteristically late-nineteenth-century separatist project into a world that has moved on, a world of individual rights, open frontiers, and international law. The very idea of a 'Jewish state' ... is an anachronism."
Yet the experience of the hundreds of Africans and Asians who perish each year trying to get into Europe by landing on the coast of Spain or Italy reveals that Europe's frontiers are not so open. And a survey would show that whereas in 1900 there were many states in Europe without a single overwhelmingly dominant nationality, by 2007 there were only two, and one of those, Belgium, was close to breaking up. Aside from Switzerland, in other words -- where the domestic ethnic balance of power is protected by strict citizenship laws -- in Europe the "separatist project" has not so much vanished as triumphed.
The thing I find interesting about Europe is the tendency of some Europeans to expect that multiculturalism is so easy to achieve. But when it comes time for practical implementation of the principles they preach, they aren't as fast to accept.
One economic example of where there is some disparity can be found is, there are nations within the EU that are far more protectionist than they let on. On one hand, they criticize the U.S. for not keeping the southern floodgates open and Israel for mistrusting Palestinians enough to not want to incorporate them into a combination state with political power. On the other hand, they are very stingy about who they let into their borders and who invests in (and owns) their businesses/corporations.
Anyway, read it when you get time. It is quite exhaustive for an internet essay.