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  • The Coming Migration out of Sub-Saharan Africa

    08/14/2019 7:06:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2019 | Christopher Caldwell
    Almost the entire population of Italy, it seems, spent the last week of June watching a boat arrive from across the Mediterranean. It was the Sea-Watch 3, a Netherlands-registered ship funded by progressive philanthropists and captained by Carola Rackete, a 31-year-old German climate-change activist. Rackete radioed that she was carrying 42 African refugees rescued at sea who were in desperate health. Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini holds that such ships rendezvous with traffickers just off the Libyan coast, and are really less interested in rescuing sailors than in transporting illegal immigrants to Europe en masse. “Taxis,” he has called them....
  • 'Civil Rights' And Totalitarianism

    01/27/2020 8:30:01 PM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 1/27/20 | Rod Dreher
    This is the most conservative of all the Democratic presidential candidates, note well. So, as the man says, let’s be clear: if you think it might be a bad idea for biological males to compete against your daughter in the high school women’s sports league, or that biological males do not belong in your daughter’s or wife’s locker room, or even if you dissent from gender ideology at all, as the left-wing feminist J.K. Rowling did publicly late last year — then you are on the same side as Bull Connor and the Ku Klux Klan, and will deserve the...
  • America Unraveled: Christopher Caldwell’s new book argues that, for the past half-century, the U.S. has been effectively living under two competing constitutional regimes

    01/24/2020 3:45:29 PM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 24, 2020 | Seth Barron
    Christopher Caldwell’s new book, The Age of Entitlement, offers a striking revision of recent American history that has the advantage of being readily summarized. The polarization of political opinion and the dissolution of the American fabric, he argues, has its roots in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which represented a sharp break with the past. “The changes of the 1960s, with civil rights at their core,” he explains, “were not just a major new element in the Constitution. They were a rival constitution, with which the original one was frequently incompatible.” The common narrative surrounding civil rights,...
  • A New Conservative Theory of Why America Is So Polarized

    01/22/2020 11:45:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 21, 2020 | Park MacDougald
    Christopher Caldwell is not a household name. But for the relatively small set of people who care deeply about political writing, he is a towering figure. His prose — full of wit and irony, enlivened by an eye for paradox and the telling detail, informed by a polyglot and polymathic erudition — is second to none in the world of conservative journalism and exceeds nine-tenths of what is published in the press at large. In a review of Caldwell’s previous book, 2008’s immigration-skeptic Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, the Marxist historian Perry Anderson, himself one of the most learned...
  • We can’t talk about immigration

    08/13/2009 5:06:15 PM PDT · by JLS · 1 replies · 301+ views
    McCleans.CA ^ | 13 August 2009 | Mark Steyn
    In fact, we’ll blame anything rather than confront the truth about what’s happening Christopher Caldwell’s new book is called Reflections on the Revolution in Europe. And, if you don’t quite get the Burkean allusion, his subtitle spells out his real concerns: “Immigration, Islam and the West.” Given my own obsessions in recent years, you’d expect me to be favourably disposed to it. And I am, my enthusiasm only slightly tempered by the instant conventional wisdom that, if you’re only going to buy one Islamophobic Euro-doom-mongering diatribe this summer, Caldwell’s is the sober and respectable one, in striking contrast to certain...
  • A Turning Tide in Europe as Islam Gains Ground

    08/02/2009 7:15:16 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 67 replies · 1,968+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 29, 2009 | DWIGHT GARNER
    Christopher Caldwell’s “Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West” is a hot book presented under a cool, scholarly title. To observe that Mr. Caldwell’s rhetoric is “hot” is not to say that it is aggrieved or unruly. On the contrary, Mr. Caldwell, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and a columnist for The Financial Times, compiles his arguments patiently, twig by twig, and mostly with lucidity and intellectual grace and even wit. But they are arguments one is not used to hearing put so baldly, at least from the West’s leading political journalists. Primary among...
  • Strangers in the Land

    08/01/2009 4:32:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies · 423+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2009 | Fouad Ajami
    In his “Reflections on the Revolution in Europe,” Christopher Caldwell, a meticulous journalist who writes for The New York Times Magazine and other publications, gives this subject its most sustained and thoughtful treatment to date. The question of Islam in Europe has occasioned calls of alarm about “Eurabia,” as well as works of evasion and apology by those who insist Islam is making its peace with European norms. [...] ... A fault line opened in European society [regarding Muslim immigration]. On one side were those keen to keep their world whole and theirs; on the other was elite opinion, insisting...
  • The immigration revolution: can Europe be the same with different people in it?

    07/09/2009 8:34:40 PM PDT · by Bob017 · 17 replies · 842+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Ed West
    Something explosive is about to hit the British political arena, a book with ideas so shocking it will change the debate on the most important issue in European politics. For years, the European political class have told their peoples that mass immigration was beneficial, inevitable and historically precedented. It enriched our lives, it boosted our economy, it made us better people morally and it was a continuation of our countries’ histories of immigration, and anyone who disagrees is a racist bigot. The ruling class kitted the emperor out in his fancy new clothes and if people could not see them...