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FPRI’s Barak Mendelsohn Interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered

FPRI’s Barak Mendelsohn Interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered

FPRI’s Barak Mendelsohn Interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered


Mendelsohn commented in a piece discussing Italy’s new “Cultural Allowance” which is offering 18-year-old residents the equivalent of $563 to spend on culture, which the government is hoping  will educate kids born in Italy as well as integrate a growing population of foreign residents, and prevent alienated youths from following radical Islam.

Mendelsohn said, “There is a chance that Lady Gaga is exactly what’s going to make somebody angry. That doesn’t mean that they buy into your values. We’ve seen radicals trying to take advantage of the welfare state, funding themselves while building bombs.”

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