Reflections On The Revolution In Europe

Reihan calls Chris Caldwell's new book on Muslim immigration to Europe 'the best non-fiction book published in 2009." He also praises Perry Anderson's criticism of it and admits that Anderson has a point here:

Caldwell explains that his book focuses on “the difficulties immigration poses to European society”, not “the difficulties faced by immigrants”. The two can hardly be separated, however, as if the objective experience of immigrants at the hands of European society were irrelevant to their subjective attitudes towards it, about which Caldwell writes at length. Tacitly, he is certainly aware of this side of the situation, though choosing not to dwell on it. But there is a much larger dimension to which he appears completely blind.