By Peter Brimelow
A provocative examine America's out-of-control immigration challenge argues that the U.S. should still shut its doorways to immigrants, no less than quickly, so that it will preserve fiscal preeminence, social concord, and nationwide id. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. travel.
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86 He insisted that no matter how intertwined Islam and adat may be in practice, the Dutch had no choice but to unravel the unity and present each in its purity. In so doing, he ended up creating the opposition that he claimed to exist from time immemorial. On the other hand—and this was the second part of his twofold strategy—Hurgronje called on the Dutch to distinguish between Islam as a religion and Islam as a political ideology, warning the Dutch authorities that the latter Â�could only be isolated if ordinary Muslims were first assured religious tolerance.
In post-Â�1857 India, the law enforced, the census recorded and history memorialized three group-Â�based political identities among the colonized: caste, religion, and tribe. In post-Â�Berlin Conference African colonies, group life revolved around two politicized identities: race and tribe. race and tribe To understand how political identities may be defined through the force of law, let us take an African Â�example from an indirect rule colony in the first half of the twentieth century. In most African colonies, the census classified the population into two broad, overall groups: one called race, the other tribe.
Before managing difference, colonial power set about defining it. Nick Dirks called this “the ethnographic state,” which wielded the census not only as a way of acknowledging difference but also as a way of shaping, sometimes even creating, difference. The focus of colonial power, after 1857, was to define colonial subjectivity. Thus I have titled this book: Define and Rule. The practice of indirect rule involved a shift in language, from that of exclusion (civilized, not civilized) to one of inclusion (cultural difference).
Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster by Peter Brimelow