Let's Put Things in Perspective
The debate about immigration started just after the oil crisis of 1973. It was the end of the years of prosperity in Europe, prosperity that was brought by an enormous influx of migrant labor. Once the oil crisis was set, suddenly immigration became a problem. Twenty years later, immigration has started to be conflated with Islam, and the real “problem” has now become Islam. Why? And where are our responsibilities? During the Istanbul Seminars 2010, we have interviewed Gil Anidjar from Columbia University.