Re: Defenders of the West

Arthur L. Baron (abaron@STU.ATHABASCAU.CA)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 11:23:11 MDT

> At 01:57 PM 7/27/96 +0000, John McCreery wrote:
> >>Robert Snower wrote:
> >>The word "universal" in the last paragraph of the quote should be changed t
> >>"prehistoric." This is another slant on my post entitled "BICULTURALISM."
> >>The last two sentences of that last paragraph above, beginning with "If,"
> >>are very good.
> >>
> >>I am really glad you liked this, and impressed. Does he identify this them
> >>of Western uniqueness with multiculturalism? I think that would be a mista
> >>
> >>Best wishes. R. Snower
> >
> >The reviewer sees Lewis as strongly opposed to current trends labeled
> >"multiculturalism."
> >John McCreery
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> I am relieved to hear you say that. Multiculturalism denigrates individual
> merit in favor of ethnic collectivism. Ethnic collectivism is the theme of
> prehistoric culture, and we owe to it such survivals as racism, sexism,
> statism, imperialism, as well as less noxious versions which perhaps are
> more literal versions of the original.
> Best wishes. R. Snower

Gentlemen, could you please expand on this? Are you impying homogeneity is
preferable to heterogeneity?

arthur baron