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The Unmaking of Americans: How Multiculturalism Has Undermined the Assimilation Ethic
Will today's immigrant population become the first in American history that fails to assimilate? If so, the United States threatens to collapse into disunion. Much of the blame for this state of affairs can be laid at the feet of multiculturalists, who have undermined the concept of Americanization by attacking it as racist and advancing in its place a divisive agenda of ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 6th 1998 by Free Press
(first published 1998)
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Miller's central argument is that immigrants should strive toward assimilation into American culture. This includes taking on the mantle of citizenship and learning the English language. Learning about American history and pledging to believe in the founding principals of the nation doesn't preclude an individual from holding on to certain home culture practices. He suggests the following actions: embrace colorblind law, get rid of bilingual education, English in the voting booth, only counting ...more
John J. Miller writes for National Review, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He is the author of The First Assassin, a historical thriller, plus several works of nonfiction. He is a contributing editor of Philanthropy magazine and a consultant to grantmaking foundations. The Chronicle of Higher Education has called him “one of the best literary journalists in the country.”More about John J. Miller...