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How Multiculturalism Killed Europe
by Daniel Flynn
Multiculturalism isn't working out in Europe, at least for the Europeans.
One after another, leaders of the major powers have expressed misgivings over multiculturalism. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, compelled by the million-selling "Germany Does Away With Itself," started the denunciations in October by declaring that multiculturalism has "failed, utterly failed." Multiculturalism is a "failure," concurred French President Nicolas Sarkozy last week. "We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him," he explained on a nationally-televised interview. Former prime ministers of Spain and Australia have issued essentially the same verdict.
The most forceful denunciation of multiculturalism from a European leader came from British Prime Minister David Cameron, who also calls it a "failure." "We will not defeat terrorism simply by the action we take outside our borders," he acknowledged at a Munich security conference earlier this month. "Europe needs to wake up to what is happening in our own countries."
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