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The Resource The immigration mystique : America's false conscience, Chilton Williamson, Jr

The immigration mystique : America's false conscience, Chilton Williamson, Jr

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The immigration mystique : America's false conscience
Title
The immigration mystique
Title remainder
America's false conscience
Statement of responsibility
Chilton Williamson, Jr
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Immigration is essentially a moral rather than an economic issue, concerning questions far more fundamental than whether or not immigration is a fiscal burden or boon. Noting that there have been virtually no new arguments in the immigration debate, which is as old as American history, Chilton Williamson, Jr., observes that arguments for and against immigration, unfortunately, have been stated mostly in economic terms. A morally responsible approach to immigration must include considerations other than the satisfaction of the individual rights and opportunities of immigrants and aliens. What adverse effect does immigration have on our national identity, social and political order, and cultural cohesion? And what impact does it have on population growth and the environment? How does mass immigration affect the immigrants themselves and their countries of origin?
  • Williamson challenges the contemporary religious defense of a generous immigration policy and explains why the "fairness" demanded by human rights advocates is quixotic and unattainable. While the immigration crisis needs to be resolved by insights drawn from moral and religious grounds, as well as from political and philosophical ones, the standard he recommends is, above all else, communitarian
Cataloging source
DLC
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Williamson, Chilton
Dewey number
325.73/09
Index
no index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.W55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Label
The immigration mystique : America's false conscience, Chilton Williamson, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The unwelcome debate -- From myth to mystique -- Mystique or mistake? -- Conclusion: The failure of American immigration
Control code
34193233
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780465032860
Lccn
96003841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The immigration mystique : America's false conscience, Chilton Williamson, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unwelcome debate -- From myth to mystique -- Mystique or mistake? -- Conclusion: The failure of American immigration
Control code
34193233
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780465032860
Lccn
96003841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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