Multicultural Mistakes: Merkel Was Right

By Daily Telegraph, Daily Telegraph - October 19, 2010

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has provoked heated controversy with her declaration that attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have "utterly failed". The "multikulti" concept, as the Germans call it, had led immigrants to believe that they need not integrate, learn the language or adopt the customs and practices of their new home. To some extent, the Germans have only themselves to blame, because they were less than welcoming to the millions of Turks and others who arrived under the Gastarbeiter scheme to help build the post-war economic miracle.

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