L´Europe peut-elle rester la même si sa population change ? Selon Christopher Caldwell, la réponse est non.
Une Révolution sous nos yeux constitue la première analyse sans concession des bouleversements colossaux induits par les vagues d´immigration à dominante musulmane que connaît l´Europe de l´Ouest et la France en particulier, depuis un demi-siècle.
Observateur scrupuleux de l´Islam et de l´Europe depuis plus de dix ans, Caldwell montre que les élites européennes ont sous-estimé voire totalement éludé les effets sociaux, spirituels et politiques de l´immigration musulmane, qui sont considérables et durables, au profit des effets économiques, qui sont faibles et transitoires.
Alors que des populations d´origine étrangère de plus en plus sûres d´elles-mêmes défient les fondements de la culture européenne, les commentateurs réagissent soit par la peur et la fureur soit par des platitudes évasives. Une Révolution sous nos yeux évite ces deux travers. Par la force d´une documentation méticuleuse et l´honnêteté de son propos, ce livre expose clairement de quelle façon l´immigration musulmane est en passe de remodeler définitivement l´Occident.
Christopher Caldwell est journaliste, diplômé de Harvard et spécialiste des affaires politiques européennes. Il est éditorialiste au Financial Times et rédacteur au Weekly Standard ainsi qu´au New York Times Magazine.
Michèle Tribalat est démographe, directrice de recherche à L´INED et spécialiste de l´immigration. Elle a publié de nombreux ouvrages dont Les Yeux grands fermés (Denoël, 2010).
This provocative and unflinching analysis of Europes unexpected demographic revolution focuses on the increasingly assertive Muslim populations shaping the continents future.
Europes half century of mass immigration has failed to produce an American melting pot and is now faced with a serious problem for which there is no easy solution. Based on extensive reporting and offering trenchant analysis, Reflections on the Revolution in Europe is destined to become the classic work on how Muslim immigration permanently reshaped the West.
Christopher Caldwell has been reporting on the politics and culture of Islam in Europe for more than a decade. His deeply researched and insightful new book reveals a paradox. Since World War II, mass immigration has been made possible by Europes enforcement of secularism, tolerance, and equality. But when immigrants arrive, they are not required to adopt those values. And they are disinclined to, since they already have values of their own. Muslims dominate or nearly dominate important European cities, including Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Strasbourg and Marseille, the Paris suburbs and East London. Islam has challenged the European way of life at every turn, becoming, in effect, an adversary culture.
The result? In Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, Caldwell reveals the anger of natives and newcomers alike. He describes guest worker programs that far outlasted theireconomic justifications, and asylum policies that have served illegal immigrants better than refugees. He exposes the strange ways in which welfare states interact with Third World customs, the anti-Americanism that brings European natives and Muslim newcomers together, and the arguments over women and sex that drive them apart. He considers the appeal of sharia, resistance, and jihad to a second generation that is more alienated from Europe than the first, and addresses a crisis of faith among native Europeans that leaves them with a weak hand as they confront the claims of newcomers.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Why has Europe's half-century of mass immigration failed to produce anything resembling the American melting pot? Deadly terrorist attacks and rioting in Muslim neighbourhoods have now forced Europeans, caught up in a demographic revolution they never expected, to question its success and to confront the limits of their long-held liberal values. By overestimating its need for immigrant labour and underestimating the culture-shaping potential of religion, has Europe trapped itself in a problem to which it has no obvious solution?
Christopher Caldwell has been reporting on the politics and culture of Islam in Europe for over a decade. In his provocative and unflinching book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, he reveals the anger of natives and newcomers alike. He describes asylum policies that have served illegal immigrants better than refugees. He exposes the strange interaction of welfare states and Third World traditions, the anti-Americanism that brings natives and newcomers together, and the arguments over women and sex that drive them apart. And he examines the dangerous tendency of politicians to defuse tensions surrounding Islam by curtailing the rights of all.
Based on extensive reporting and offering trenchant analysis, Reflections on the Revolution in Europe is destined to become the classic work on how Muslim immigration permanently reshaped the West.