This chapter is concerned with certain tensions generated in the idea of a pluralistic liberal multicultural society. It shows how postmodernistic critiques of modernistic approaches to multicultural planning can be reconstructed from a pragmatic point of view. Different ways of viewing multicultural planning (including a reconstructed Enlightenment position) have value in enhancing our understanding of a multicultural society and in seeking more just solutions to some of its problems. Thus, pragmatism (1) presents a different way of seeing the tensions (one that avoids the contradiction of the postmodernistic approach) and (2) suggests a theoretical strategy for dealing with them.