For those in New York City, PEN American Center and signandsight.com are presenting a roundtable discussion on the “Limits of Tolerance? Multiculturalism Now”, with Pascal Bruckner, Necla Kelek, Navid Kermani, and Richard Rodriguez (moderated by Kwame Anthony Appiah). (Friday, April 28, 2006 at 6:00 PM at the New York Public Library.)
In distinctive American and European variants, Multiculturalism is embattled from left and right as never before, even as both continents absorb unprecedented numbers of immigrants. Can the Enlightenment ideal of tolerance survive a resurgence of religious extremism? A diverse group of American and European observers look at Multiculturalism today.