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The Resource Dictatorship of virtue : multiculturalism and the battle for America's future, Richard Bernstein

Dictatorship of virtue : multiculturalism and the battle for America's future, Richard Bernstein

Label
Dictatorship of virtue : multiculturalism and the battle for America's future
Title
Dictatorship of virtue
Title remainder
multiculturalism and the battle for America's future
Statement of responsibility
Richard Bernstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Multiculturalism - along with its synonym "diversity"--Has radically different meanings for two large segments of the American people. The conflict between these groups is now the source of bitter and widespread controversy and confrontation. It has become the issue in the last decade of the twentieth century. Dictatorship of Virtue is a passionate, provocative, and rigorously documented examination of multiculturalism - its noble roots and the abuses and excesses perpetrated in its name
  • To its advocates, multiculturalism is simply an intense effort to include in the mainstream of American life groups of people who have been excluded or marginalized in the past. These advocates argue that the essentially European identity that has dominated American life until now must make room for other identities; "inclusion" is key
  • To its critics, multiculturalism means in practice the opposite of what it means in theory: they see it as a new, easily reproducible boilerplate of received ideas and unexamined assumptions that insists on adherence - with truth and fairness often falling victim to the demands of ethnic or racial self-esteem
  • Richard Bernstein takes us to the front lines of this war for America's intellectual future: battles over school curricula, local legislation, college reading lists, censorship and freedom of expression, and "sexist" language. He explores the burgeoning industry of "diversity training," the inroads of questionable scholarship, and the fates of men and women victimized by political correctness
  • While applauding the true meaning of multiculturalism - equality of opportunity and social justice - Bernstein fears that there is a pulling away from certain cultural norms, adherence to which traditionally has enabled Americans to board the great engine of upward social mobility. Multiculturalism, that universe of good intentions born of the civil rights movement and deriving from principles all good people hold dear, has too often become a dictatorship of virtue
  • What this means for our society and what we can do about it is brilliantly and lucidly presented in a book that will stand as an important contribution to the great debate of the nineties - and beyond
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DLC
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1944-
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Bernstein, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Multiculturalism
  • Cultural pluralism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Dictatorship of virtue : multiculturalism and the battle for America's future, Richard Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Dérapage -- Elementary diversity -- Places of memory -- Advanced sensitivity -- Notebook -- Otherness in Queens -- The search for sin -- The secret victory -- The battle for Brookline and other struggles over young minds -- The battle of Texas -- The empty fortress
Control code
29361341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780679411567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1604252
Label
Dictatorship of virtue : multiculturalism and the battle for America's future, Richard Bernstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Dérapage -- Elementary diversity -- Places of memory -- Advanced sensitivity -- Notebook -- Otherness in Queens -- The search for sin -- The secret victory -- The battle for Brookline and other struggles over young minds -- The battle of Texas -- The empty fortress
Control code
29361341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780679411567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1604252

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