Interesting so far, we'll see how it goes. Amselle draws on France's long history of ethnic confrontation (in Egypt, Algeria, Senegal) to argue that that French style multiculturalism creates AFFIRMATIVE EXCLUSION (!) by singling target groups out - yet those who prefer assimilationist (republican universalism) are unable to cope with the modern and ever-shifting dualities of public and private as well as secular and religious. Oh no what is France going to do!? I guess I'll have to finish the book and find out!!