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Europeans Don’t Necessarily Share American Values

If Trump were an immigrant, the U.S. might not let him in.
Source: Loren Elliott / Reuters

Culture matters—and it matters quite a lot. This is the recurring theme within the new movement of “national conservatives” attempting to reshape the American right. One of their most controversial thinkers is the University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax, who recently drew controversy by saying the United States should consider “cultural distance” in deciding which immigrants to admit or reject.

The premise, as Wax during the inaugural conference earlier this month, is that “many, indeed most, inhabitants of the Third World don’t necessarily share our ideas and beliefs; others pay lip service, but don’t really

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