Democracy versus the Meltlilng Pot

Kallen: Democracy versus the Melting Pot

1. AMERICA - a unison - melting pot (Anglo - Saxon tradition)
- a harmony - plurality

2. The government has to create conditions, where every cultural group has a chance to live its life.

3. Ancestors {Vorfahren} determine our way of living and how we search happiness. We develop towards a rational society.

4. He discribes an ideal society, where every nation is able to live peacefully.

Mayo - Smith

1. He sees problem swith the integration of immigrants.
- they do not want to integrate into American society, they want their own culture
- there are too many immigrants

2. He sees integrative forces
- economic prosperity (Wohlstand, Reichtum)
- practice of free political institution
- the dominance of one language - the English
- intermarriage (marriage between different communities)

He sees a great future for the U.S. if
- the people must really be united
- the U.S. filter the emigrants ("no dregs")

The non - ethnic minorities in Britain

Expel the English

1. Introduction (ll. 1 - 24)

- author says how important his subject is
England will be destroyed if people do not listen
- man of duty; "kindly", scholarly (gebildet); fond of tigers and children under 3
- speaker legitimizes himself and introduces his subject

Different aspects of the problem (ll. 25 bis 149)

- umemployment
- solution: expel the English, because they have been here long enough
- historical background:
- the English are immigrants themselves
- too high a rate of procreation (Vermehrung)
- no regard for the original keltish culture
- national characteristics of the English
- lazy
- hooligans, vandals
- criminals
- greedy (habgierig)
- stiff and boring
- complaining about the weather

Solution to the problem (ll. 150 - 190)

- the English should return to Normandy
- they can come back as visitors
- money ("grants)

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