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One of the big political themes that Prospect has pursued over the past few years is the potential conflict between diversity and social cohesion – what we have called the “progressive dilemma.” One of the reasons we have returned to it – in pieces by Alan Wolfe and Jytte Klausen, John Lloyd, Bob Rowthorn and others – is that we are, by journalistic temperament, drawn to trade-offs and dilemmas and there was an obvious gap in the ideas market for this one. The politicians found it too sensitive to touch and the academics were too busy elsewhere. That is now…

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