The following is reprinted in its entirety by permission from Modern Age, Vol. 55, No. 3, authored by Jude P. Dougherty.
(1.) Karl E. Meyer, "Who Gets to Be French," New York Times, April 11, 2012, http:/www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/opinion/who-gets-to-be-french.html.
(2.) Richard Thompson Ford, "Cultural Diversity and Social Capital," Monist 95, no. 1 (January 2012).
(3.) Russkiy Mir Foundation, Publication 0235.
(5.) New York Times, November 21, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/21/world/europe/vladimir-putin-pushes-patriotism-in-russia.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0
(6.) Allen C. lynch, Vladimir Plain and Russian Statecraft (Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2011), 13.
(7.) Pamiatniki dukbovnoi literatury vremeni velikogo kniazia laroslava Logo (Moscow, 1844).
(8.) Paul Valery, Collected Works, vol. 10, trans. Denise Folliet and Jackson Matthews (New York: Bollingen Foundation, 1962), 407, 408.
(9.) All quotations are from Putin's January 23 speech.
(10.) Today it is acknowledged that the Hart-Celler Act, by opening the doors to immigrants From Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, did change America's demographics. Ethnic and racial minorities as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau rose from 25 percent of the population in 1990 to 36 percent in 2011.
(11.) John M. Headley, The Problem with Multiculturalism (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2012), 87.
Jude P. Dougherty is professor emeritus and dean emeritus of the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He is editor of the "Review of Metaphysics" and author most recently of "The Nature of Scientific Explanation".