entire European continent. One wondersnwhat will integrate and assimilatenthe new arrivals, especially when theneconomic miracle ends and generousnEuropean welfare systems become financiallynstrapped? The rise of virulentnracism is bound to polarize Europenagain and set back the mythical 1992nto what may likely look like a rerun ofn1933—perhaps this time with a morensavage outcome. Rival immigrantngroups in Europe, in dealing with eachnother, usually exhibit none of the diplomaticnniceties or self-hatred characteristicnof their liberal hosts. The recentnheadlines in the European press talk ofnthe Albanian refugees fighting turf battlesnwith Arab immigrants in Marseillesnand of the Vietnamese peddlers beingnbashed by itinerant Poles in Frankfurt.nSo goes the “one-world state.”nBeing essentially the jetsam of thenideology of globalism and the religionnof human rights, the new immigrantsnfrom the East are already strainingnresources and creating a situation innEurope that resembles that in LosnAngeles or New York. Deportees andnexiles, the immigrants of old, havenbeen replaced with economic vagrantsnwho left their homeland of their ownnwill. It appears that the new Internationalnof immigrants is more interestednin celebrating the triumph of globalndemocracy by joining the bustle andnhustle of St. Paul in Hamburg, or thenflesh-and-drug sensation of downtownnAmsterdam, than in working on thenfragile democratic institutions of theirnabandoned homelands.nSince time immemorial life in EasternnEurope and the Soviet Union hasnproceeded with the slow-motionngrowth of barley, hardly reaching thenpace of grand historical cycles. InnWestern Europe, by contrast, life cann52/CHRONICLESnbe lived in third gear, and if one cannmake it across the ocean, one cannaccelerate to fifth. Every East Europeannand Soviet knows too well that westnof Kiel and Trieste everything movesnfast-forward—from fast food to fastnsex. If one carefully observes the postcommunistnimmigrants who are nownroaming Western capitals, one maynnotice how they try to make eye contactnwith passersby, as if they want tonshow the world that they are the rightnaudience for the nonstop light show.nAt the bottom of his heart, each EastnEuropean and Soviet immigrant thinksnthat the West owes him something,nand that his former life of communistnmisery must now be recompensed bynthe glamour and glitter of the West.nAn Italian author recently wrote thatncommunism failed in the East becausenit has succeeded in the West. To bensure, capitalism did not defeat communismnbecause of its smart weapons ornthe babble about the rule of law; it wonnbecause it made better designer jeansnand Carrera sunglasses that every Sovietnsoldier and every Romanian apparatchiknnow likes to sport. Ironically, thensame Marxian ideals of welfarism,nequality, and the culmination of then”providential state” that brutallynfoundered in the East, have shownntheir practicality in the West. Thenliberal democratic state seems to benreaching the final impasse of its history;nand faithful to Marxian recipes, it isncanceling itself out — without needingnto face up to a Soviet invasion. AlexandernZinoviev, the Russian satirist, isnprobably right when he predicts thatnhenceforth, the only invasion the Westnmust contend with is the one by EastnEuropean and Soviet immigrants.nIt should be emphasized that tonHomo sovieticus the liberal West doesnnot represent an escape from equality,nbut the fulfillment of equality, and hisnhatred of communism grows in proportionnto his craving for the alreadyncommunized West. No Eastern immigrantnwants to risk his life by embarkingnon an ulcer-causing uncertainty, andnonly a few wish to tinker with thendog-eat-dog liberalism now in the makingnin their former homes. Westernersncommit a serious mistake when theynassume that these departing anticommunists,nwith their hatred of communism,nare actually repudiating the lazinessnthey enjoyed for a good part ofnnntheir communist life. The sad truthnabout the would-be Westernized EastnEuropeans and Soviets is that theynwish to combine the psychological predictabilitynof the East with a heavy dosenof credit card mentality. Very revealing,nindeed, are their newly foundnpastimes of playing toto lotto or puttingnmoney into bogus insurance funds. Isnit an accident that a large number ofnPoles recently voted for an obscurenexpatriate upstart with the body languagenof a self-made American? In ansense Tyminski is a lingering metaphornfor the dream of every failed EastnEuropean who, having been lied to fornso many years, upon discovering even anminor disturbing truth about the West,nrefuses to believe it. The fatal attractionnof liberalism does not lie in itsnaddictive permissiveness, but in itsnseeming equality, which leads everybodynto believe he can become RobertnRedford or Armand Hammer in annafternoon shopping spree.nFor centuries economic migrationnwas unknown in Europe. Economicnwealth was a phenomenon too rare andnstatic to provoke envy. The affluentnaristocracy, more accustomed to consuming,nleft trade to itinerant foreignersnsuch as the Lombards or Jews. Thennotion of national patrimony had ansacred aspect for most Europeans, andnon that notion, starting with the 16thncentury, the idea of the nation-statenbegan to emerge. This traditional attitudentoward wealth may also explainnwhy economic envy, which Marxistsnhave wrongly dubbed “class struggle,”nwas nonexistent. With the beginningnof the movement of capital and thenderacination of labor, turmoil and revolutionnwere bound to occur. GeorgesnSorel remarked that the poor usuallyntolerate the rooted wealth of theirnhereditary aristocracy much better thannthe mobile wealth of a monetary aristocracy,nsince the latter, while hypocriticallynpreaching legal equality, usuallyncreates horrendous economic inequalitiesnin its search of profit.nWhat is today exceptional aboutnmass immigration, writes BrunonEtienne, an expert on Arab immigrationnto France, is that it results less fromnreal poverty and more from the actionnof global capitalism. Having inventednthe migratory work force, global capitalismnis now in a position to displacenpeople from one part of the globe ton