Skube reviews book
on America's identity

 

School of Communications faculty member Michael Skube reviewed Samuel P. Huntington's controversial book "Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity" for the July 4 edition of the Raleigh News & Observer.

Huntington is the Albert J. Weatherford III University Professor at Harvard University, and serves as chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He argues in "Who Are We?" that American identity has been blurred by massive immigration, and that the Anglo-Protestant political tradition on which the country was founded has been eroded by "de-nationalization." Huntington says that the idea of America as a melting pot has long since been discarded, and the ideal of assimilation has been rejected not only by newer immigrants, but even more so by American elites in government, the media and academia.

Skube, a Pulitzer-winning writer, also writes a monthly column for the Op-Ed pages of the Greensboro News & Record.

 

 

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