Nexus Lecture Francis Fukuyama -

25 September 2005
14.00 – 17.00
Auditorium Tilburg University

Democracy, Culture & Immigration

Photo: Robert Goddyn

Europe is the site par excellence of the confrontation between radical Islamism and liberal democracy. Europe’s failure to integrate its Muslim inhabitants creates a permanent threat of violence and radicalization. Francis Fukuyama suggests that the solution should lie in the prevalence of liberal values over divergent values within migrant communities. It is also necessary for the European states to begin using a broader definition of their national identity; the United States can serve as an example here.

Nexus Lecture 2005: The Future of Democracy, Culture and Immigration

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 44



Dutch publication with contributions of the speakers at the Nexus Conference 2005, such as Francis Fukuyama, Mario Vargas Llosa en H.W. von der Dunk about liberty, the Enlightenment and liberal democracy.


United States, 1952

Francis Fukuyama

political theorist


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