May 24, 2005

ARABS ARE DOING MUCH BETTER IN AMERICA than anywhere else. This raises questions:

This census data should prompt soul-searching in many quarters. Cultural determinists may want to revise their theories of Arab backwardness. Arab leaders should be ashamed when they see their emigrants prospering in the United States while their own people are miserable. And Europe should wake up to the possibility that it may have less of an “Arab problem” than a “European problem.” Then again, maybe the cultural determinists have an explanation for why Europeans are so predisposed against Arab success.

(Via Daniel Drezner, who advises "read the whole thing" -- good phrase! -- and who has some interesting stuff in his comments, too).