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A partial truth, on the other hand, is plausible, because there is evidence to support it. And hence, it is easy to assume that it is the total truth.
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Also, of course, for most of this time most Americans thought of America as a white country with, at best, only a very segregated and subordinate role for blacks.
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And Asian societies and Muslim societies are increasingly resentful of our efforts to induce them to adopt our values.
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And so in terms of territorial control, in terms of economic preeminence, the western share of the gross world product is declining as Asian societies in particular develop economically.
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And the big question for the West, of course, and to the Europeans is, what other countries, which were formerly part of the Soviet bloc, should be incorporated into western institutions?
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Back then that was pretty clear, and there were great pressures, and a certain amount of coercion, to ensure that immigrants did assimilate to the Anglo-Protestant culture, work ethnic, and the principles of the American Creed.
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Before that we had thought of ourselves in large part as being defined religiously: 98 percent of Americans were Protestant.
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But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn't really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation.
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But we have to recognize the limits on our power and the fact that our ability to bring about changes in other societies is, is declining.
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Civilizations evolve over time, and most scholars of civilization, including people like Carol Quigley, argue that they go through periods of warring states, and eventually evolve into a universal state.
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Finally, in my critique of the immigration image of America, it is also important to know that we're not only a nation of immigrants, but we are in some part a nation of emigrants, which often gets neglected.
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First of all, we haven't always welcomed immigrants.
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For much of our history we defined ourselves in racial, religious, ethnic, and cultural terms, as well as in propositional or creedal terms.
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From 1882 until the 1950s, a whole series of legislation excluded immigrants from Asia from coming to our society.
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I think clearly the United States, as well as other western nations, should stand by their commitments to human rights and democracy and should try to influence other countries to move in that direction.
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I think it makes sense to try to contain China and limit the expansion of Chinese influence in other Asian countries.
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Immigrants are people who leave one country, one society, and move to another society. But there has to be a recipient society to which the immigrants move.
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In 1920, the West ruled huge amounts of the world.
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It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain, France, and Germany were all willing to join in. But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing to join in the containment of China?
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It was this society and culture that among other things - including economic opportunities here and repression in Europe - attracted subsequent generations of immigrants to this country.
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It will take a long time, and certainly the West will remain the dominant civilization well into the next century, but the decline is occurring.
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Mexican immigration poses challenges to our policies and to our identity in a way nothing else has in the past.
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Much of what we now consider to be problems concerning immigration and assimilation really concern Mexican immigration and assimilation.
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One doesn't know whether that economic growth will continue at its recent rates, and China may well go into an economic slide.
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Our relationship with Mexico in this regard is unique for us, and in many respects unique in the world.
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Partial truths or half-truths are often more insidious than total falsehoods.
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Since the new wave of immigration as a result of the 1965 changes, overall emigration appears to be somewhat lower than earlier in this century.
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The British were white, English, and Protestant, just as we were. They had to have some other basis on which to justify independence, and happily they were able to formulate the inalienable truths set forth in the Declaration.
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The founding fathers added the propositional dimension to American identity at the time of the Revolution. How else were they going to justify themselves in rebelling against the British monarchy?
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The great problem there is we have to have the cooperation of those other Asian countries.
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The other aspect of American identity worth focusing on is the concept of America as a nation of immigrants. That certainly is a partial truth. But it is often assumed to be the total truth.
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The West hasn't reached its universal state as yet, although its close to it, but it certainly has evolved out of its warring state phase, which it was in for a couple of centuries.
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There's only one non-western territory that I can think is still run by a western government, and that's Hong Kong.
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They were establishing new societies, in some cases for commercial reasons, in more cases for religious reasons.
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They weren't immigrating to some existing society; indeed, they often did whatever they could do to destroy whatever existed here in the way of Indian society.
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This creedal concept of American identity is now often assumed to be the total truth concerning American identity.
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Thus, biologically speaking the American people are literally only half an immigrant people.
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Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they are by citing exceptions to their claims. Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth.
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We also thought of ourselves in racial and largely ethnic terms.
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We really only came around to accepting and integrating the propositional dimension of identity into a concept of ourselves at the time of the American Revolution.
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Well, I think as far as China is concerned, it's the economic dynamism of China, which has already made China more assertive in world affairs.
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Well, I think the United States first of all has to recognize the world for what it is.
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Well, I think the worst thing would be for us to stumble into a great war without realizing it, without being the - without being prepared for it.
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Yes, immigrants and immigration have been an important part of the American history. But they are not all American history.
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