Fueled by the explosion of the world's population, the quest for asylum is one of the most pressing problems of our age. Refugee receiving nationslocated frequently, but by no means exclusively, in the Western worldhave to respond to masses of humanity searching for new livable homes. Human compassion for these refugees can be found everywhere, but so can xenophobia and the desire to preserve one's nation, economic well being, and cultural integrity. The clash between these impulses represents one of the great dilemmas of our time and is the subject of Plaut's study. In exploring it, he provides a far-ranging inquiry into the human condition. The book presents political, ethnic, philosophical, religious, and sociological arguments, and deals with some of the most troublesome and heartbreaking conflicts in the news.Plaut, W. Gunther is the author of 'Asylum A Moral Dilemma' with ISBN 9780275951962 and ISBN 0275951960.