Fri, 19 Oct 2001 11:33:13 -0700
> I think that's the point the multiculturalists are making. Culture can get
> diluted to the point where it's no longer a culture, or at least no longer
> the culture it was.
But, *all* cultures change over time. We now closely associate tomatoes,
and tomato-based foods with Italian food. But, tomatoes are a new-world
vegetable, and were introduced to Italy sometime in 1520-1545.
Following your native vs. non-native plant analogy, where do we draw the
line between native cultural memes, and invasive ones?