Does Immigration Actually Threaten American Culture?

By Amit Ghate – Culture, “the ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc. of a people or group, that are transferred, communicated, or passed along, as in or to succeeding generations”. Accordingly, our culture rests on the ideas that we adopt, as these determine the other values, skills and customs we uphold.

Yet not a single one of us inherits our ideas. We each choose which to accept or reject through a process of learning.

America was understood to be, and lauded for being, the land of freedom and opportunity, both by those already here, and those arriving. As a result, 19th century America was perhaps the most intellectually active and economically dynamic culture the world has ever seen. more>


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