World: Europe's Law-and-Order Syndrome

NOT since the 1930s, when Adolf Hitler rallied the German people with his guttural call for Ruhe und Ordnung, has Western Europe been so preoccupied with the problem of law and order. This fact is curious in itself, since Europe is suffering from none of the specific agonies that are presently afflicting the U.S. There is no angry debate over Viet Nam to polarize European populations, no comparable student concern with the draft, no race problem of remotely similar scope.

Yet Europe, like the U.S., is in the throes of a "second industrial revolution"...

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