Friday, May 03, 2013
In countries across the globe, communities with very different cultural backgrounds are still trying to reconcile lofty ideals of universal justice with the tensions of tradition, as David Miller, professor at the University of Oxford, explains. And while the problem of justice in multicultural societies may seem like a very modern issue, Martha Nussbaum, professor of at the University of Chicago Law School, explores the original concepts of these ideas, all the way back in ancient Athens.
Monday, December 12, 2011
By Jodi Rudoren
Because of baby sitter/husband communication bobbles, our undecorated flags were apparently sitting on the kitchen table rather than ready for posting outside my twins' prekindergarten classroom. No problem, the teachers said, bring them Monday. But I did have a problem: What is our culture, and how could we possibly depict it on a flag?
Monday, August 01, 2011
By Beth Fertig
The Archdiocese of New York says it's looking into a Bronx Catholic School principal who has written books criticizing multiculturalism. The principal, Frank Borzellieri, also contributed articles to a controversial magazine devoted to "racial realism."
Monday, July 25, 2011
In the wake of twin terror attacks in Norway — apparently carried out by one Christian fundamentalist man who targeted liberal policies on immigration and Muslims — we've been asking you: What are the challenges of increasing multiculturalism in the U.S., and how do those challenges impact your life? Today we listen to and read your responses, as well as hear audio from one of the survivors of the attacks.
Friday, March 11, 2011
—Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for Newsweek Magazine, on the Brian Lehrer Show.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for Newsweek Magazine, discusses the different approaches by the U.S. and French governments to free speech and multiculturalism in the context of recent events.
Friday, October 29, 2010
The world's current lingua franca picks up words and phrases from other languages and sends them back again. Leslie Dunton-Downer, author of The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World, explores some of these.
We want your suggestions! Nominate a word that should be a part of "global English" here.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Leslie Dunton-Downer, author The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World, joins us again to explore some of the words and phrases from other languages picked up by the world's current lingua franca.
We want your suggestions! Nominate a word from another language that should be a part of "global English" here.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood before the youth wing of her Christian Democratic Union Party over the weekend and said that multiculturalism has failed in the country. The integration of Muslim Turks and Germans has gone on unsuccessfully over the last 40 years.