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Reflections on the revolution in Europe : immigration, Islam, and the West

Author: Christopher Caldwell
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Caldwell
ISBN: 9780385518260 0385518269
OCLC Number: 232980242
Description: 422 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Immigration. Rivers of blood ; The immigrant economy ; Who is immigration for? ; Fear masquerading as tolerance --
Islam. Ethic colonies ; An adversary culture ; Europe's crisis of faith ; Rules for sex --
The West. Tolerance and impunity ; Resistance and jihad ; Liberalism and diversity ; Survival and culture.
Responsibility: Christopher Caldwell.

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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.

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