Canadians are blessed. Not only can they stage a serious debate, at times a grimly humorous one, without the interruptions of a homegrown Tony Jones, they apparently lack a counterpart to Waleed Aly as well. The result is an hour of civilized, polite discussion and blunt sentiments, all presented without a partisan host or the common-room platitudes of a Muslim token.
Can the West absorb legions of undocumented arrivals from societies very different from our own?
Mark Steyn and UKIP’s Nigel Farrage talk of Cologne, female genital mutilation and alien, transplanted cultures that feel neither need nor pressure to embrace the values of their hosts. Indeed, not even to respect them.
By way of response, Schama recites John Donne while transnational bureaucrat Louise Arbour re-heats the boilerplate of the multi-culti gabfests that are her bread and butter.
Below the screen grab from yesterday’s global webcast, a live link to the video.Visitors will find it an hour well spent.