“The concept of multiculturalism is difficult to make fit with a democratic society.” It is too bad Schmidt is 85; he would be a great pick for Chancellor now. From The Telegraph, with thanks to Ixnay:
Helmut Schmidt, the former German chancellor, has inflamed the country’s debate on immigration by saying that multiculturalism can only work under authoritarian regimes, and that bringing millions of Turkish guest workers to Germany was a mistake.
“The concept of multiculturalism is difficult to make fit with a democratic society,” he told the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper.
He added that it had been a mistake that during “the early 1960s we brought guest workers from foreign cultures into the country”.