Culture and Security Roundtable

Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado The New Security Programme’s Roundtable on Culture and Security[1] The Travellers’ Club, Pall Mall, London June 1st, 2006  My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are gathered together here today to discuss culture, defence and security. We do so not just in theory, but in practice, for we have a task …..

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One Cheer for Democracy

Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado “A democracy is only as good as its demos.” Discuss. What does this mean? To me it means that a democracy can only serve its people’s best interests, to the extent that the majority of its voters know what is in their own best interests, understand all the factors affecting those …..

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Multiculturalism, Assimilationism and Modernity

Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado considers the relationship between multiculturalism, modernity and security. Multiculturalism has failed. So say a British Prime Minister, a German Chancellor, and politicians, academics, and journalists, in Europe, America and elsewhere. For such politicians, multiculturalism threatens security. It leads to alien enclaves; no-go zones where the law of the land is …..

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