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The Diversity Delusion: How Immigration Broke Britain & How to Solve It

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Gibson Square Books Ltd
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Mar 16, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This dull, repetitive book has just one argument at its core. According to the author sometime back around 1948 the 'British elites' took the view that the country would be so much better if it embarked on the road to 'diversity'. The motivation seems to be a guilt complex for what went on in the days of empire mixed together with some Marxian-inflected tosh about the country taking its place in the world as a modern, multicultural, nation.

A tremendous reliance is put on the output of race
Jul 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In this book, the author makes the provocative argument that social egalitarianism and diversity are incompatible. West suggests that the borderless, non-hierarchy of cultures dreamed of by the inheritors of Marx's communist ideal is a fanciful Utopia, one which all evidence suggests to be based in very few facts. West explores the rewriting of British history to over-exaggerate past immigration, the soaring numbers of immigrants entering into the UK in recent years, the ideological nature of ...more
Matthew Griffiths
This certainly made for an interesting read about the many issues surrounding immigration although having read it I am somewhat torn on how exactly I feel about the issues discussed here. The author certainly put forward an interesting and eloquent case across for immigration ultimately being more of a liability than a strength I cannot help but feel that the central argument that the book rests on is a bit of a red herring. The central argument as I understood it was that ethnically homogeneous ...more
John Kachale
Into the Mind of Anti-immigration

I read this out of curiosity. I wanted to know the basis for an intelligent thinker to oppose immigration. It lived up to expectation.

It is founded on a refusal to live together and make it work. Perhaps this is understandable given that to make diversity work, people have to be free to express themselves, including their misgivings with diversity. The book rightly argues that such freedom of expression has successfully been prevented. This is lamentable and
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book I would classify as essential reading for anyone who wants to address honestly the political issues raised by decades of unrelenting (and ongoing) mass immigration. Ed West is excellent in discussing the socially divisive character of multiculturalism calmly but explicitly, without pulling his punches. It is a brave book in that he tells the truth (it always takes courage to tell the truth in contemporary society) and his analysis of the true nature of "diversity" and the way that ...more
Alan Hughes
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A worrisome future dates us if we don't recognise the risks we are taking. There are some reasoned arguments here.
Marion Husband
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone should read this, his arguments are flawless and compelling.
Very good. Gets to the heart of the political issues in a calm and sensible manner. He will be inevitably be misunderstood or ignored.
The speed of social change has been such that Ed West's 'The Diversity Illusion' is already out of date in 2018. It serves now more as a prophesy which sadly has come to pass. An excellent and easy read. Laying out the historical facts and stats in an even handed tempered fashion. Its obvious to anyone with eyes that Britain, the entire West actually, is straining under the burden of immigration. The mass media, academia and the political classes are either in denial or propagandising. In the ...more
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Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A better read than Goodhart's book.
Patrick Brusnahan
Well written, well argued, worth a read, but he does make some massive leaps and talks some mash.
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