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Multicultural Foreign Policy

  • Yossi Shain
Part of the Main Trends of the Modern World book series (MTMW)


A decade has passed since Foreign Policy published three essays that introduced its readers to the international agenda of America’s “new ethnic voices” and their influence on US foreign affairs. The essays included an analysis of “Black American Demands” and an explication by two Arab American officials of “Arab American Grievances.”1 In light of the dramatic transformations world politics has undergone over the past ten years, it is time to re-evaluate the international and domestic effects of ethnicity in American foreign policy. Such an examination is particularly important today when the United States is searching for a new sense of purpose in its foreign relations, and multiculturalism has heightened concerns over the nature of the American identity


Foreign Policy Foreign Affair Arab World Black Panther Party Black Leader 
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  1. Kenneth Longmyer, “Black American Demands,” and David J. Sadd & G. Neal Lendenmann, “Arab American Grievances,” Foreign Policy 60, Fall 1985.Google Scholar
  2. See Bruce D. Porter, “Can American Democracy Survive?” Commentary, November 1993, pp. 37–40. See also Morris Dickstein, “After the Cold War: Culture as Politics, Politics as Culture,” Social Research, Fall 1993, pp.531-44.Google Scholar

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