Debating Multiculturalism in the Nordic Welfare States by Peter Kivisto download in pdf, ePub, iPad
Such elites are not found elsewhere in the world, including highly developed nations such as Japan and Israel or the undeveloped nations of Africa and elsewhere. Jewish influence on the media and government would be difficult to measure then as it is now, but it was certainly considerable and a common concern of anti-Jewish sentiment of the time.
Army officers in the period from World War I to well into the Cold War era and shows that similar attitudes were widespread among the public at that time. They saw themselves as Christian, and they thought of Christianity as an essential part of the social fabric and their way of life. Many accused him of being a Nazi, including the Presidential Secretary who compared Lindbergh's speech to Nazi rhetoric. For I dread the reaction on him.
This situation therefore models an individualistic culture because participants are strangers with no kinship ties. The consequence is that once Europeans are convinced of their own moral depravity, they will destroy their own people in a fit of altruistic punishment. It is instructive to look at the way Europeans in the U. As a result, polygyny rather than the monogamy characteristic of European culture is the norm.
This suggests a deeply ingrained cultural practice which resulted in a high level of non-kinship based reciprocity. Nevertheless, these movements were influential and they were Jewishly motivated. Non-Jews have a difficult time fathoming Jewish communal memory.
They believed that their civilization was a product of their own unique ingenuity and skills, and they believed that it would not survive if other peoples were allowed to play too large a role in it. He also believed that Jews were critical to the success of Bolshevism. The rise of such a de-ethnicized elite is hardly an inevitable consequence of modernization or any other force of which I am aware.
These events are not just images drawn from the dustbin of history. Their results are most applicable to individualistic groups because such groups are not based on extended kinship relationships and are therefore much more prone to defection. On the other hand, Jewish culture derives from the Middle Old World culture area characterized by extended kinship networks and the extended family. Try to gauge the influence of these movements on non-Jewish society. Ethnocentrism would thus be of no importance at all in combating the physical environment, and such an environment would not support large groups.
Several of the movements I discuss have been very influential in the social sciences. Individualists are therefore relatively ill-prepared for between-group competition so characteristic of the history of Judaism. Paul Gottfried raised several interesting issues in his review in Chronicles, the paleo-conservative intellectual journal. Recent guidelines for Reform Judaism emphasize traditional practices of conversion, such as circumcision, that are likely to minimize converts, and proselytism is explicitly rejected. Individualist societies are therefore an ideal environment for Judaism as a highly collectivist, group-oriented strategy.
Ultimately, these movements are viewed as the expression of a group evolutionary strategy by Jews in their competition for social, political and cultural dominance with non-Jews. Because it seems to me that the kind of person the human being is turned into when the instinct of Jew-baiting is let loose is worse than the kind of person he becomes on the battlefield. It is fascinating to contrast the immigration debates of the s with those of the s and s. Christianity was seen as basic to the moral foundations of the society, and any threat to Christianity was seen as a threat to the society as a whole.