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Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

Hector writes:

Increasingly I have the suspicion that out of the set of three things (political freedom, social/economic equality, and racial/ethnic diversity), you can have two of the three but not all three. As a society becomes more ethnically diverse, people become increasingly unwilling to subordinate their interest to the common good, unless you coerce/propagandize them into it. Cuba and the old Soviet Union had diversity and equality without freedom: Sweden and Costa Rica have equality and freedom without diversity: the United States and Brazil have diversity and freedom without equality.

 

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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