Book Reflections on the revolution in Europe : immigration, Islam, and the West / Christopher Caldwell.
Publication year: c2009.
Call Number D1056.2.M87 C35 2009
Media class: Book
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto ; Sydney ; Aukland : Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385518260 0385518269
Extent: 422 p. ; 25 cm.
Europe has undergone a demographic revolution it never expected. A half century of mass immigration has failed to produce anything resembling an American-style melting pot. By overestimating its need for immigrant labor and underestimating the culture-shaping potential of religion, Europe has trapped itself in a problem to which it has no solution. Caldwell's researched and insightful new book reveals a paradox. Since World War II, mass immigration has been made possible by Europe's enforcement of secularism, tolerance, and equality. But when immigrants arrive, they are not required to adopt those values. And they are disinclined to, since they already have values of their own. Muslims dominate or nearly dominate important European cities. Islam has challenged European way of life, becoming, an "adversary culture." Caldwell reveals anger of natives and newcomers. He considers appeal of sharia, "resistance," and jihad to a second generation more alienated from Europe than the first, and addresses a crisis of faith among native Europeans with a weak hand as they confront the claims of newcomers. As increasingly assertive immigrant populations shape the continent, foundations of European culture and civilization are being challenged--Publisher's description.
Part I. Immigration -- 1. Rivers of blood -- 2. The immigrant economy -- 3. Who is immigration for? -- 4. Fear masquerading as tolerance. -- Part II. Islam -- 5. Ethnic colonies -- 6. An adversary culture -- 7. Europe's crisis of faith -- 8. Rules for sex . -- Part III. The West -- 9. Tolerance and impunity -- 10. Resistance and jihad -- 11. Liberalism and diversity -- 12. Survival and culture.