Roger Scruton asserts that Europe is exploiting the US & its military

by Mr. Sheehy

He was surely right, and President Putin is aware of the point. The American people cannot go on defending a country like Germany – a country that enjoys a standard of living calculated to arouse envy in its impoverished Eastern neighbor, while self-righteously preaching ‘soft power’ and ‘non belligerence’ to its pampered people. At some point Americans are going to wake up to the fact that they are being unscrupulously exploited. Their armed forces are trained to fight and die in Europe, on behalf of people who would not dream of doing the same for America, and who are not prepared to die even for their homeland.

At Forbes, Roger Scruton had these and other provocative but surely interesting things to say in his analysis of the Russia situation in Europe.