America is experiencing a diversity and inclusion conundrum—which, in historical terms, has not necessarily been a good thing.
Communities are tearing themselves apart over the statues of long-dead Confederate generals.
Controversy rages over which slogan—“Black Lives Matter” or “All Lives Matter”—is truly racist.
Antifa street thugs clash with white supremacists in a major American city.
Americans argue over whether the USC equine mascot “Traveler” is racist, given the resemblance of the horse’s name to Robert E. Lee’s mount “Traveller.”
Amid all this turmoil, we forget that diversity was always considered a liability in the history of nations—not an asset.
Ancient Greece’s numerous enemies eventually overran the 1,500 city-states because the Greeks were never able to sublimate their parochial, tribal, and ethnic differences to unify under a common Hellenism.