Description: Hirsi Ali rejects the European tendency toward pessimism.
Transcript: I feel the obligation . . . I think it was Karl Popper who stated the obligation to be an optimist – that by making this analysis just based on what I read in the newspaper is not . . . It doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s how things are going to happen. I mean everyday there are people involved . . . Even as critical as I am of Europe, there are voices within Europe who feel that things are going in the wrong direction. And I believe always that you can . . . There’s always the possibility to make change on that. Yeah. I’m optimistic about it.
Recorded on: 8/15/07