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...icalize[s] second-generation immigrants.” In other words, people who would have been content in the society which they were born into, if not for the fact that that society allows itself to be denigrated in the name of cultural sensitivity. His example in this case appeals not to the protective instinct, but to the fear of terrorism. Hannan's position is that multiculturalism has, in fact, vilified western culture, and romanticized the terrorist agenda. Fear is a strong motivator for change; if a writer can instill fear of thing in someone else, he or she will find it easier to convince that person that something must be done to eliminate that thing. The threat of increased terrorism, which he implicitly links to the rise of multiculturalism, is a tool that Hannan uses to sway readers by appealing to their own self-interests, rather than the well-being of strangers.
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