The author believes this to be a wrong trend since political reality does not support this view. He borrows on the history of the Greeks, from where some of the most fundamental principles have been drawn, and asks why they failed to form nation states and enjoyed prosperity as city states.
The acceptance of diverse origins he argues does not lead to conflict but further development. Political community after all is a voluntary association by the principles of liberal Enlightenment. A nation is not made via a collective but by voluntary consent and rich background of diverse cultural values that are not suppressed. If this is not followed, particularly in the case of America, the forces of nationalistic passion can be flamed and lead to annihilation of the synthetic collective being created.
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