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Friday, March 31, 2006

Unstable multiculturalism

A great interview by Niall Ferguson on Australian Radio in which he says:

There’s been a wishful thought in Western society for some time, and that thought was that multiculturalism would be a stable entity, that if one allowed multiple religions and ethnicities to coexist, everything would be fine in a liberal society because free speech would be respected by all concerned. But unfortunately an intolerant minority, and I stress that it is a minority within Muslim communities, is determined not to respect the free speech and other liberal values that people in the West take for granted, and that’s the big problem, that liberals have to grapple with as much as conservatives, and I really feel quite strongly.

I can't add to that at all.

HAT-TIP: Pub Philosopher


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