French politicians up defences against 'Anglo-Saxon multiculturalism'

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The perceived threat of the 'Anglo-Saxon model' is the upcome of distinct communities based on ethnic identity, while France, said PM Manuel Valls, 'does not see itself as a juxtaposition of communities, each with their autonomous path'.

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France is frightened about many things these days, terrorism above all. But there is another fear - raised recently by prominent politicians on the Right and on the Left - of slipping into an acceptance of what is often called an "Anglo-Saxon" multicultural model, in which ethnic communities live separately, even autonomously, reports The New York Times.