Reflections on the Revolution in Europe

Reflections on the Revolution in Europe

Immigration, Islam, and the West

Book - 2009
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Europe has undergone a demographic revolution it never expected. A half century of mass immigration has failed to produce anything resembling a melting pot. By overestimating its need for immigrant labor and underestimating the culture-shaping potential of religion, Europe has trapped itself in a problem to which it has no obvious solution. Journalist Christopher Caldwell reveals a paradox: since World War II, mass immigration has been made possible by Europe's enforcement of secularism, tolerance, and equality. But when immigrants arrive, they are not required to adopt those values--and they are disinclined to. Muslims dominate or nearly dominate important European cities. As increasingly assertive immigrant populations shape the continent, Caldwell writes, the foundations of European culture and civilization are being challenged--and replaced.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2009
ISBN: 9780385518260
Branch Call Number: 304.8 CAL NVD
Characteristics: 422 p. ; 25 cm


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Sep 20, 2016

Interesting book.

Sep 13, 2016

A stunning analysis that re-arranges one's mental furniture regarding the interaction between Muslims and Non-Muslims in Europe. Required reading.

Apr 29, 2011

An analysis from a certain, right-wing perspective by an unknown-to-me-but-apparently- well-known-in his circle right-wing writer. His points about issues around immigration seem valid, but he doesn't seem to get that improvements, or even solutions, need to be arrived at colaboratively. Writing is sharp, but I didn't finish the book.

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