Are we best serving some of the world's most desperate people?by David Goodhart, Cathryn Costello / October 15, 2015 / Leave a comment
Published in November 2015 issue of Prospect Magazine
David Goodhart—Prospect’s editor at large
Europe’s refugee crisis is also a crisis of moral and political over-reach. Over the past few decades the grounds for seeking refuge in Europe have been ever widened by well-intentioned lawyers with only a distant connection to democratic politics. Until now it was of little consequence because, despite spikes such as the 1990s Balkan wars, few people were able to reach Europe to claim that right to protection.