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The deep Crisis of the West
New book by Professor Byron M. Roth
The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature
21.11.2010. Byron M. Roth argues that the current debate over immigration policy is unlikely to produce a satisfying outcome since it takes place uninformed by the science of evolutionary psychology. He thoroughly reviews theory and research indicating that the success of any policy of mass immigration will be profoundly constrained by fundamental features of human nature. Prominent among those features is a natural bias toward one s own kind and a certain wariness of others, making harmony in multi-ethnic societies problematic at best. The problems for such societies are compounded when groups differ in ability and temperament in non-trivial ways. The author explores the history of immigration to the United States prior to World War II and contrasts it with post-war immigration in the West. The evidence marshaled makes clear that the earlier immigration experience of the United States is so different from current patterns that it cannot provide a useful template for understanding and assessing those patterns. In addition, Roth addresses the disturbingly undemocratic nature of the regime of mass immigration imposed by authorities on the citizens of all western nations in defiance of their clearly expressed wishes. He shows that the chasm between elite views and public opinion is so deep that current policies can only be maintained by an increasingly totalitarian suppression of dissent that undermines the very foundations of western democracy.
Byron M. Roth is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Dowling College. He received his BA from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. His work has appeared in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Public Interest, Academic Questions and Encounter. His previous books include, Decision Making, Its Logic and Practice, co-authored with John D. Mullen and Prescription for Failure: Race Relations in the Age of Social Science. The latter was described by the editors of the journal Political Psychology as a book of major importance to the science and the applications of political psychology.
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I hope to get back with more information about this book once I get a chance to read it.
Tensions rise five years on from Paris riots
18.11.2010. Violence in the ghettos brought an outcry over racism – but President Sarkozy is now putting immigrants under even more pressure, according to The Guardian.
Hold key to how well coalitions work
13.11.2010. How well a person performs in a coalition is partly hereditary, according to a recent study:
Researchers found that how successfully an individual operates in a group is as much down to having the right genetic make-up as it is to having common cultural ties with fellow group members.
After assessing nearly 1000 pairs of adult twins, researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that strong genetic influences have a major influence on how loyal a person feels to their social group.
It also has a significant impact on how flexibly they can adapt group membership.
Family ties were less influential. Instead factors outside the family such as ethnicity and religion seem to account for the environmental influences that determine how successfully a group will operate.
To assess the influence of genetics, scientists asked the twins a series of questions about how important it was for them that people with whom they are affiliated share their religion, ethnicity or race.
Continue reading at Physorg.com.
Giving up South Africa?
13.11.2010. Facing the threat of land reform, white South Africans consider heading for new homes in Georgia, according to The Independent.
Having trouble with heterosexual sex
13.11.2010. A blazing row over feminism erupted Tuesday between Family Minister Kristina Schröder and Germany’s leading women’s rights campaigner, Alice Schwarzer, following an interview by the minister that had other women politicians bristling too. Continue reading in The Local.
The Results Could Be 'Horrendous'
13.11.2010. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has sharply criticized the US Federal Reserve's decision to pump a further $600 billion into the country's ailing economy. He says the move could create problems for the global economy. Others have joined in the condemnation. Continue reading in Der Spiegel.
See also US has lost its way, Schäuble thunders.
Is it over?
13.11.2010. America has long been a country of limitless possibility. But the dream has now become a nightmare for many. The US is now realizing just how fragile its success has become -- and how bitter its reality. Should the superpower not find a way out of crisis, it could spell trouble ahead for the global economy. Continue reading in Der Spiegel.
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