Thursday, May 27, 2004

Class interest

I've argued before that multiculturalism, rather than promoting a harmoniously multicultural "Star Trek"-like state of affairs, will instead kindle the flames of strife by fueling innumerable nationalisms, some of which are already in conflict with each other (e.g. Hindus and Muslims), some of which will inevitably come into conflict with each other, all because none of their constituent communities recognizes or respects a common public sphere. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Well, now I've got some proof.