Maggie's latest column: "The Launch of Muscular Liberalism"


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Last month, facing the problem of Muslim assimilation, British Prime Minister David Cameron denounced multiculturalism and called for a new "muscular liberalism" as the basis for a shared national identity.

Applauding conservatives, beware.

For Cameron's new liberal muscles were pumped this week at Owen and Eunice Johns, whose religious objections to homosexuality were used to bar them from becoming foster parents.

I wrote about this case recently, but Cameron's comments call renewed attention to the underlying dynamic now being launched in the Western world: the end of liberal multiculturalism and the launch of liberal monoculturalism. It's not a pretty sight. [Continue reading]