The history of the world is essentially a long, dolorous tale of ethnic and religious animosity and violence. Little has changed in the modern era; president Hu Jintao of China has just left the G-8 summit to address a rising tide of ethnic slaughter in Xinjiang. Now Pat Buchanan reminds us, in a cautionary essay, that the US — where the celebration of diversity for diversity’s sake has become almost a religion of its own — may be ignoring basic human and social realities at its peril. Is he right? Or is the American experiment a unique historical exception?
Read his column here.