Dictatorship of Virtue: How the Battle Over Multiculturalism is Reshaping Our Schools, Our Country, and Our Lives

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Political Science - 379 pages
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Multiculturalism - along with its synonym "diversity"--Has radically different meanings for two large segments of the American people. The conflict between these groups is now the source of bitter and widespread controversy and confrontation. It has become the issue in the last decade of the twentieth century. Dictatorship of Virtue is a passionate, provocative, and rigorously documented examination of multiculturalism - its noble roots and the abuses and excesses perpetrated in its name.

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Dictatorship of virtue: multiculturalism, and the battle for America's future

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Careful to credit the good intentions that began the multiculturalist movement, New York Times reporter Bernstein (From the Center of the Earth, LJ 3/15/82) uses his journalistic skills admirably to ... Read full review

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Richard Bernstein makes some strong points regarding the zealousness of multiculturalism inside and outside the academy. But despite 350+ pages of densely worded text, he presents scant evidence as to ... Read full review


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Elementary Diversity
Places of Memory

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Richard Bernstein, a book critic for the "New York Times," served as "Time" magazine's first Beijing bureau chief. At the "Times," he has been UN bureau cheif, Paris bureau chief, and national cultural correspondent. He has written five books, including two other books on Asia: "From the Center of the Earth" and, with Ross H. Munro, "The Coming Conflict with China," He lives with his wife in New York City.

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