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Catholicism's Antidote to Multiculturalism - Christopher Shannon

In the face of a much ballyhooed multiculturalism, Catholicism is distinct, if not unique, in its insistence on the priority of an authoritative moral community not of one's own choosing.  Popular  Read more...

Multiculturalism, Catholicism, and American Civilization - Joseph A. Varacalli

There are actually three forms of multiculturalism, two of which are antithetical to the Catholic worldview.   Popular  Read more...

Multiculturalism: Fact or Threat? - Dinesh D’Souza

Multiculturalists insist that we change how we teach our children, in order to reshape how they think. Specifically, they must stop thinking of Western and American civilization as superior to other civilizations. The doctrine underlying this position is cultural relativism — the denial that any culture can be said to be better or worse than any other. Cultural relativists take the principle of equality, which in the American political tradition is applied to individuals in terms of rights, and apply it instead to cultures in terms of their value.  Popular  Read more...

Everything I need to know about tolerance I learned at Lake Simcoe - Barbara Kay

When one is living off the generous revenues from capital painstakingly amassed by one’s forebears over centuries, it is disingenuous to pretend it is the fruit of one’s own secular intellectual labours.  Read more...

Hérouxville on the Tiber - Rev. Raymond J. de Souza

It may be true that multiculturalism as an aspiration is dying in Canada. The burial is already underway in Europe.  Read more...

Iran's Silent Dissidents - Peter Baehr

How should academics comport themselves when visiting a dictatorship? More specifically, what should they do and not do when presenting a paper at an academic conference hosted by a government that denies academic and other freedoms to its own population?  Read more...

Multiculturalism in context - Arthur Hippler

Every year at the beginning of my Moral Theology class, I have my students (high school sophomores) read C. S. Lewis's "Illustrations of the Tao" (from The Abolition of Man).   Read more...

On Multiculturalism - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

The modern notion that all cultures and nations can and should live together in harmony requires either:  a) a general agreement about the basis of virtue and truth, or b) the elimination of any difference between good and evil, truth and falsity.   Read more...

Thanks to the Pope, Now We're Talking - David Warren

An extraordinary thing happened a week ago. Thirty-eight Muslim scholars and chief muftis, from across the Muslim world, jointly replied to the Pope's speech at Regensburg (and more have associated their names with this document, since).  Read more...

The Crimes of Christopher Columbus - DINESH D'SOUZA

Multiculturalism is presented by its advocates in the schools and universities as a benign alternative to monoculturalism.   Read more...

The glory of the West is that life is an open book - Roger Scruton

One of the strangest of recent movements in the world of education has been that promoting “multiculturalism” and attacking the traditional humanities for their “ethnocentricity”.  Read more...

The Multicultural Ploy - James K. Fitzpatrick

How do we prepare our children to hold to their belief in the uniquely divine origin of Christianity — the Word becoming Flesh — without them being guilty of the dreaded "ethnocentrism" that their teachers may well condemn? Is there any way to view Christianity as "truer" than Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism without becoming a "bigot" in the process? Is it intolerant, an insult to the people of these other religions, to insist that Jesus was the Way, the Truth, and the Life?  Read more...

The Need for Dialogue - David Warren

It is not always easy to live under Islamic rule, or even under Islamic "influence." Yet we share a planet, and with no other habitable planets within easy journey, we must find ways to get along.  Read more...



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