Friday, September 24, 2010
Diversity at the Cost of Liberty
"Again, history teaches that multiethnic states are held together either by an authoritarian regime or a dominant ethnocultural core, or they are at risk of disintegration in ethnic conflict.
The Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia, artificial nations all, disintegrated when the dictatorship collapsed.
In democracies it is an ethnocultural core that holds the country together. England created a United Kingdom of English, Scots, Welsh, and Irish, with England predominant. Now that Britain is no longer great, the core nations have begun to pull apart, to seek their old independence, as the English have begun to abandon the land they grew up in." Patrick Buchanan, Day or Reckoning pages 184-185