The Menace of Multiculturalism: Trojan Horse in America

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In this broad condemnation of multiculturalism, the author works to uncover pernicious errors in the arguments of diversity's proponents and to sound a warning against the dire consequences for American culture if the tenets of political correctness are incorporated into our social structure. Schmidt begins by exposing multiculturalism, not as a movement aimed at expanding democratic ideals, but rather as a crypto-Marxist political ideology that seeks to import Marxist concepts into social and cultural institutions. Subsequent chapters then illuminate a number of dismaying trends: a tendency toward historical revisionism in multiculturalist arguments, the sly linguistic maneuvering and limits on speech that characterize political correctness, and the dismantling of the traditional image of the family unit—the primary building block of American society. Schmidt concludes with a rousing admonition to expel from our midst the latter-day Trojan horse that is multiculturalism.

Casting a troubled glance over the list of social ills plaguing America today—besieged inner cities, divisive racial politics, diminishing educational standards, and rampant divorce and illegitimacy—we have cause to wonder whether the advocates of multiculturalism represent the solution or the source of the problem. In this rousing condemnation of the multiculturalist agenda, the author fixes an unflinching critical gaze on the subtle deceptions and wrongheaded conclusions at work in the arguments for cultural pluralism, moral relativism, and political correctness. An exhaustive and damning account of multiculturalism's wages and a compelling argument for the importance of traditional American values make this book essential reading for anyone concerned about our country's present plight and future prospects.

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Warns that multiculturalism is a crypto-Marxist political ideology and identifies it with historical revisionism, the limiting of free speech, and the dismantling of the traditional American family. Accuses it of causing besieged inner cities, divisive racial politics, diminishing educational standards, and rampant divorce and illegitimacy. Traditional American values, he says, will cure it all. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275955984
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 232
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

ALVIN J. SCHMIDT is Professor of Sociology at Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 False, Deceptive Portraits 9
3 Multiculturalism's Leftist (Marxist) Concepts 25
4 All Cultures Are Not Equal 33
5 The Facts Be Damned: Omissions, Distortions, and Noble Lies 43
6 Diversity: A One-Way Street down Leftist Lane 65
7 Political Correctness: Multiculturalism's Police 85
8 From Melting Pot to Boiling Pot 105
9 Multiculturalism's Threat to the Family 131
10 The Multiculturalist Purges 141
11 With "Friends" like These ... 163
12 America's Fight for Its Soul 175
Selected Bibliography for Further Reading 197
Index 201
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2005

    Essential reading on multiculturalism

    Many sincere and well-meaning people promote multiculturalism. What they generally mean is that all people should be treated with dignity and respect regardless of ethnic origin or skin color, everyone should make efforts to learn about, understand and appreciate the good in other cultures, and everyone should work toward ending racism. I am in perfect agreement with these ideals. But Schmidt provides extensive documentation to show that this is a far cry from what the authors, movers and shakes of multiculturalism have in mind. The book is a wakeup call that every open minded politician, corporate executive, college professor, teacher and college student in America needs to read.

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