By Susan MacAllen
In 1978-79, I was living and studying in Denmark.
But in 1978 – even in Copenhagen – one never sawanyMuslim immigrants.
The Danish population embraced visitors, celebrated the exotic, went out of its way to protect each of its citizens.
It was proud of its new brand of socialist liberalism, one in development, since the conservatives had lost power in 1929 – a system where no worker had to struggle to survive, where one ultimately could count upon the state as in, perhaps, no other western nation, at the time.
The rest of Europe saw the Scandinavians as free-thinking, progressive and infinitely generous in their welfare policies. Denmark boasted low crime rates, devotion to the environment, a superior educational system and a history of humanitarianism.
Denmark was also the most generous in its immigration policies –…
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