Just read a great piece on multiculturalism by Michael Barone–one of my favorite columnists. He quoted Jean-François Revel, quite possibly the wisest living Frenchman: “A civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself.” Barone adds: “Tolerating intolerance, goodhearted people are beginning to see, does not necessarily produce tolerance in turn.” Here he really gets at the heart of multiculturalism and its refusal to note the superiority of western democracies:
Multiculturalism is based on the lie that all cultures are morally equal. In practice, that soon degenerates to: All cultures all morally equal, except ours, which is worse. But all cultures are not equal in respecting representative government, guaranteed liberties, and the rule of law. And those things arose not simultaneously and in all cultures but in certain specific times and places–mostly in Britain and America but also in other parts of Europe.
Emphasis added. Now that I’m whet your appetite, just read the whole thing!