The modern industrial urban centers are “pluralistic” because they are full of refugees from destroyed communities, destroyed community economies, disintegrated local cultures, and ruined local ecosystems.
In the final section of his essay Sex, Economy, Freedom & Economy, Wendell Berry provides an outstanding understanding of the emptiness and contradiction of pluralism and its praise in public culture. Berry is without a doubt one of the best authors I’ve ever read.
I am a refugee. I desire not pluralism, but have, in certain respects, had no choice but to be one in an ignorantly globalistic predatory culture that thrives on moral invasion and illusory freedom.