Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Huntington on Multiculturalism

In The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel P. Huntington argues that “multiculturalism is in its essence anti-European civilization. It is basically an anti-Western ideology.” He notes that by denying national culture, the ideology of multiculturalism pushes society towards identify politics. People get divided into groups which compete with each other for political and economic power. When people are fighting with each other, they are less likely to pose a threat to the multiculturalists who hold positions of power. Thus, multiculturalism leads to rise in the power of the government, and a decline in the civil liberties that people have traditionally enjoyed.

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