As an ideology, it stands for nearly the opposite of America’s national motto.
It seeks to divide and conquer Americans, making many groups out of one citizenry.
If we do not reverse multiculturalism’s advance, it will continue to undermine our country and constitutionalism, destroying the possibility of a common good and a life of civic peace.
Indeed, multiculturalism threatens to take down western civilization as whole.
Identity politics is the coalitional strategy of multiculturalism and political correctness its enforcement arm.
Our Intellectual Strategy The American Right—conservative intellectuals and politicians alike—underestimates the dangers of multiculturalism.The American Right’s failure to evaluate correctly President Trump, his political movement, and the nature of his opposition stems from a much deeper error. Despite the frequent and easy invocation of the Founders and Lincoln by the American Right for decades, both the principles of the Founding and Lincoln’s statesmanship remain obscure to our nation’s leadership.The intellectual part of this campaign against multiculturalism must explain the thinking of the Founders and Lincoln and apply it to policy challenges today.Because they are confused about this most important threat to America and the Founders’ Constitution, they have a disordered view of priorities and policies, of ends and means.The failure to apprehend fully and take seriously multiculturalism has also led many on the Right to misinterpret and underappreciate President Trump’s virtues and his significance as a political phenomenon.He thus fought on the high ground of justice established by the Declaration of Independence—all while coldly calculating politics as the art of the possible.The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God may be immutable, but their application is changeable.We have decided to use the term “multiculturalism,” instead of “identity politics” or a similar term, because despite its limitations and current usage “multiculturalism” is more comprehensive.It is a new system of truth and justice that seeks to revolutionize and transform the American way.This essay is the launching document in a Claremont Institute intellectual and political campaign in defense of America against the threat of multiculturalism.Phase one of the campaign will run up until the 2020 American presidential election; phase two will in part depend on the outcome of that election.