This blog is defunct! Check out my new music blog at Sonicrampage.org.
My good friend Robert Jubb has responded to my series of posts from the last couple months on the question of European identities (see here, here, and here). I am still working on a full-length response, but go read what he has to say (I make a few brief comments after his post, but there is much more to come).
I would also suggest, for anyone interested in these issues, downloading the Danish tv documentary "Holland: The End of the Multicultural Dream", that I linked to (right-click, save as) back in November. It's 56 megs, so I'd recommend downloading it only to those who have broadband internet access. Particularly important, I think, are two scenes. One where a Dutch professor describes Dutch tolerance as really being a matter of indifference, of 'do as you like as long as you don't bother me,' and the scene where the reporter talks to the two young Dutch-Moroccan men who describe how they feel both rejected by Dutch society and alienated from traditional Moroccan society.