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Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
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Monday, 30 June 2014

Cultural Pluralism: An American Achievement

Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study (Part 1)

Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, explains why anti-immigrant populism is more a European problem than an American one. “There is one decisive moment in American history – he says – which is not much written about, but which is very important and it sets up a contrast with Europe. That moment is the moment when the Anglo-American settlers, who thought that they were establishing an Anglo-American State, allowed themselves to become a minority in what they thought was their country. That happened in the course of the Nineteenth century, with a lot of resistance, resentment, nativist movements, hostility to immigrants, but it happened. And, instead of America becoming an Anglo-American nation-state, America became what Horace Kallen called ‘nation of nationalities’ without a majority nation and with an ongoing immigration. That moment is not going to be repeated in Europe.”

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Interview: Giancarlo Bosetti
Production and Text Editing: Nina zu Fürstenberg
Video: Edward Gerry
Video Editing: Anna Fanuele

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