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Think Fortress Europe is the Answer to Migration? Get Real

Expand Migrants are seen in the town of Bani Walid, Libya March 25, 2018 © 2018 REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny The way people actually live, Niccolo Machiavelli famously argued, is so different than the way they should live, that if we focus only on the way things ought to be done and ignore how they are actually done, we will find ruin rather than preservation. It’s not hard to imagine Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini or Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban nodding with approval at the sixteenth century author, widely regarded as the godfather of political realism. After all, polls suggest…

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