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April 19, 2021

Multiculturalism: Democracy by the Experts

Timothy W. Burns

A review of "Multiculturalism in Canada: Constructing a Model Multiculture with Multicultural Values" by Hugh Donald Forbes.

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March 23, 2020

Cultural Appropriation, Futbol Lady, and Soccer Man

Howard S. Schwartz

An exchange on an Oberlin College student blog provides an occasion to decipher the meaning of “cultural appropriation.” With the help of psychoanalytic theory, Howard S. Schwartz explains......

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March 23, 2020

Does Culture Matter for Assimilation?

Ricardo Duchesne

Duchesne challenges some of the ideas in Lawrence M. Mead’s already challenging new book, Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Differences and American Power.

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January 3, 2020

Multiculturalism and Transcendentalism

Arthur Versluis

The nineteenth century Transcendentalists were the first true multiculturalists in America, insisting that the individual seek truth in all of the world’s great religions. They are ignored by to......

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September 22, 2016

Castro’s Cats: Lessons in Market Economics from the Workers’ Paradise

Mark G. Brennan

Mark G. Brennan relates his observations of a month-long education trip to Cuba where he saw the stultifying hand of Communist ideology on the minds and souls of a population. 

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