Global Policy Forum

What is Multiculturalism?

Both Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister David Cameron have recently claimed that multiculturalism has failed. In this interview, Jonathan Freedland from The Guardian and Matthias Matussek from Der Spiegel, use the "failure" of multiculturalism as a springboard to discuss the meaning of multiculturalism and reflect on its realities in Europe. Although approaching the issue from different perspectives, this interview highlights the widespread European concern over multiculturalism and the future of national identities.
March 18, 2011

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