[M]ost democracies are ethnic democracies. Most of the free states of this planet define a specific ethnos or nation whose interests they serve. Examples: Ireland, Finland, Germany, Romania, Georgia, Italy, Spain. All are constitutionally devoted to a single ethnicity, which is defined in their constitutions as a group that is not equal to the sum of their citizens.
You learn something new every day! But do those places not let you marry people of other ethnic backgrounds? I was shocked at the Sand lecture to learn– I’m always the last to know– that Jews and Palestinians can’t marry each other in Israel.