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Are Americans turning into Europeans?

It used to be that Western Europeans tended to be more secular, liberal and cosmopolitan than Americans. That's becoming less so these days and the gap is closing.

According to a recent Harris Poll, a majority of US Millennials and GenXers prefer socialism over capitalism and tend to be much more tolerant than their parents when it comes to social-cultural issues like homosexuality, racial equality and immigration policy.


IN THE first decades following World War II, French and other continental intellectuals were warning that Europe was being "Americanised".

Europe was being "colonised" by the Americans, and the royal palaces, the magnificent cathedrals, the medieval castles, and the...

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