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Articles by Brian Barry
The Muddles of Multiculturalism
NLR 8, March-April 2001, pp. 49-71in
Subjects: Political Theory and Strategy
Multiculturalism is the right-minded rhetoric of diversity of the moment. What is its political substance? Brian Barry reads Britain’s Parekh Report and considers the animating philosophy behind it. How far are they compatible with an egalitarian universalism, and what are the implications for traditionalist minorities? Are doctrines of karma just a harmless metaphysical whim?Read this article or download a PDF file