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Single Idea 20554

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / f. Multiculturalism]

Full Idea

For those wanting to regard the state itself as a community, multiculturalism can be a problem.

Gist of Idea

Multiculturalism is a barrier to the whole state being a community


Adam Swift (Political Philosophy (3rd ed) [2014], 4 'Liberalism')

Book Reference

Swift,Adam: 'Political Philosophy (3rd edn)' [Polity 2014], p.175

A Reaction

A very important idea. A certain type of aggressive patriot passionately wants the whole country to be a close-bound community, and becomes deeply frustrated by the impossibility of this in a complex and fluid modern world.