I recently gave an interview for the Open University course on ‘Why is religion controversial?’. The interview is actually not about religion but about multiculturalism. It is somewhat oddly edited in places (a number of times, for instance, part of the answer to one question interpolated into the answer to another in a way that seems confusing), but still, I hope, it makes sense. Here anyway is the interview.
Check out also my Milton K Wong lecture that I gave in Vancouver last year and that probably best expresses my critique of multiculturalism. There is an audio of the CBC broadcast, and a transcript in two parts, here and here. Other discussions of multiculturalism include ‘Conflicting credos but the same vision of the world‘, From streetfighters to book burners, How to make a riot, Making a difference: Culture, race and social policy, Multiculturalism at its limits?, A Merkel attack on multiculturalism, How to become a real Muslim, Shadow boxing, Shadow of the fatwa and Offending the audience.
The image is of the painting ‘Multicultural’ by the American artist Robert Daniels whose work can be found on Fine Art America.