In times of great emotion taking some distance can generate new perspectives. For sure, in dealing with the huge immigration crisis in Europe rational analysis is of great help in finding workable answers. This is an interesting, factual look at arguably the biggest challenge we’ve been facing for a while on the Old Continent. The author, Robert K. Visser from the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations, frames the dilemmas as follows: how does one reconcile the legitimate principle that all humans are equal and have equal rights on the one hand and the even widely accepted principle that members of a community have the right and even the obligation to take care of each other and to protect and defend their common interests on the other hand?
This is the very essence and intrinsic tension of the debate on migration. A great read for all those who are interested in more than riding the emotional wave.