Aznar: We need to defend Western values

posted at 4:31 pm on January 28, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

What do Europeans think about American leadership, Western values, and the need to defend democracy?  Dennis Prager decided to ask the former Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar — and his answers might surprise viewers.  In another installment of his Prager University coursework on values and culture, Aznar links the abandonment of leadership on values with a rise in intolerance rather than the opposite:

Aznar also believes that big government is “unsustainable and untenable,” and that both Europe and the US need to learn that lesson quickly.    “A lot of interventionism is bad for societies.”

Stick around for Aznar’s views on Israel.  A hint: “Israel is on the front line” for Western democracies.  “It’s a land of opportunity,” Aznar says, explaining his leadership in the Friends of Israel project.

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