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Do ethnic majorities now need special protection?

"Liberalism and multiculturalism have made integrating minorities harder—and have fragmented the majority"

By David Goodhart   February 2016

Arfa Khatun Chowdury, originally from Bangladesh, holding her British certificate of naturalisation ©CATE Gillon/Getty Images

The Cultural Defence of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights, by Liav Orgad, Oxford University Press, £50  

This is an important and timely book. It helps both to explain aspects of current European politics—such as the rise of populism and David Cameron’s repeated appeals to British values—and also provides a rigorous guide to what majorities can…

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