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Bruce Bawer

Bruce Bawer is the writer and narrator of the book, While Europe Slept. He is a gay conservative American who has written several books about social injustices and religious extremism. He moves to Europe because he wants to leave the U.S. behind for a while and live in the romanticized cities of Amsterdam and Oslo, though he is not ready for the social phenomena that he encounters. Him and his partner are harassed and attacked physically in an Amsterdam street and nobody comes to their aid. The police won't do anything against their assailants. This behavior is not only seen at the individual level, but at the government and national levels too, where radical Muslims are being given special immunity against normal laws so as not to offend them. Political correctness is what the author says it Europe's problem, and will be their demise if they...

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