Using a broader canvas in this updated and expanded edition, he examines the international dimension and the lessons of one polyglot country after another tearing itself apart or on the brink of doing so: among them the former Yugoslavia, Nigeria, even Canada. While this upsurge in ethnic awareness has had many healthy consequences in a nation shamed by a history of prejudice, if pressed too far, the cult of ethnicity, threatens to fragment American society to a dangerous degree.
The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society Revised and Enlarged Edition - Two-time pulitzer prize winner in history and adviser to the Kennedy and other administrations, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Is uniquely positioned to wave the caution flag in the race to a politics of identity. We owe arthur Schlesinger a great debt of gratitude. C. Vann woodward, New Republic.
The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our CultureSt. Martin's Press - By the new york times bestselling author: a provocative account of the attack on the humanities, the rise of intolerance, and the erosion of serious learningAmerica is in crisis, from the university to the workplace. But there is hope in the works of authors, composers, and artists who have long inspired the best in us.
Diversity commissars denounce meritocratic standards as discriminatory, enforce hiring quotas, and teach students and adults alike to think of themselves as perpetual victims. Students emerge into the working world believing that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics is the American experience.
Professors correcting grammar and spelling, or employers hiring by merit? Racist and sexist. Toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture. American history? Tyranny. Speech that challenges these campus orthodoxies is silenced with brute force.
The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture - The diversity delusion argues that the root of this problem is the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism, a belief that has engendered a metastasizing diversity bureaucracy in society and academia. From #metoo mania that blurs flirtations with criminal acts, to implicit bias and diversity compliance training that sees racism in every interaction, Heather Mac Donald argues that we are creating a nation of narrowed minds, primed for grievance, and that we are putting our competitive edge at risk.
Chaucer, shakespeare and Milton? Oppressive.
Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of AmericaGateway Editions - That idealism, however, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, sex, is now imperiled by an obsession with the demographic categories of race, which supposedly constitute a person’s “identity. As interest groups defined by identity alone command the comprehensive allegiance of their members, ordinary politics gives way to “Identitarian” warfare, each group looking for payback and convinced that if it is to rise, another group must fall.
An elegant and thoughtful dismantling of perhaps the most dangerous ideology at work today. Ben shapiro, bestselling author and host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" "Reading Noah Rothman is like a workout for your brain. Dana perino, bestselling author and former press secretary to President George W. Rather, anger, it is a toxic ideology that encourages division, and vengeance.
Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America - Bush there are just two problems with “social justice”: it’s not social and it’s not just. These hallmarks of american liberty, already gravely compromised in universities, corporations, and the media, are under attack in our legal and political systems. But the real victims in such a regime are blind justice—the standard of impartiality that we once took for granted—and free speech.
American political parties were once defined by their ideals. In a society governed by “social justice, ” the most coveted status is victimhood, which people will go to absurd lengths to attain. In this penetrating work, commentary editor and mSNBC contributor Noah Rothman uncovers the real motives behind the social justice movement and explains why, despite its occasionally ludicrous public face, it is a threat to be taken seriously.
The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal MindBroadside e-books - Respected author, and essayist bruce bawer—whose previous book, critic, while europe slept: how radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within, was a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist—now offers a trenchant and sweeping critique of the sorry state of higher education since the campus revolutions of the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Timely, and brilliantly argued, like the shadow university by alan kors, educators, controversial, illiberal Education by Dinesh D’Souza, Bawer’s The Victims’ Revolution is necessary reading for students, and anyone concerned about the contemporary crisis in academia—a serious and important work that stands with other essential books on the subject, and Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind.
The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind - In the victims’ revolution, gay studies, black Studies, Bawer incisively contends that the rise of identity-based college courses and disciplines Women’s Studies, etc. Forty years ago has resulted in an impoverishment of thought and widespread political confusion, while filling the brains of students with politically correct mush.
Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of ResentmentFarrar, Straus and Giroux - The new york times bestselling author of the origins of political order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of stateIn 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, as the state was progressively captured by powerful interest groups.
Populist nationalism, said to be rooted in economic motivation, actually springs from the demand for recognition and therefore cannot simply be satisfied by economic means. The demand for identity cannot be transcended; we must begin to shape identity in a way that supports rather than undermines democracy.
Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment - Identity is an urgent and necessary book—a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continuing conflict. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order.
. Demand for recognition of one’s identity is a master concept that unifies much of what is going on in world politics today. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to “the people, ” who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole.
The universal recognition on which liberal democracy is based has been increasingly challenged by narrower forms of recognition based on nation, religion, or gender, sect, which have resulted in anti-immigrant populism, the upsurge of politicized Islam, the fractious “identity liberalism” of college campuses, race, ethnicity, and the emergence of white nationalism.
Mexifornia: A State of BecomingEncounter Books - In the end, hanson is hopeful that our traditions of assimilation, integration and intermarriage may yet remedy a predicament that the politicians and ideologues have allowed to get out of hand. The troubles hanson identifies may have reached critical mass in California, but they also affect Americans who inhabit Mexizona, ” Mexichusetts” and other states of becoming.
Hanson follows the fortunes of Hispanic friends he has known all his lifehow they have succeeded in America and how they regard the immigration quandary. Conservative corporations, contractors and agribusiness demand cheap wage labor from Mexico, whatever the social consequences. But if mexifornia is an emotionally generous look at the ambition and vigor of people who have made California strong, it is also an indictment of the policies that got California into its present mess.
Mexifornia: A State of Becoming - Victor davis hanson locates the cause of our immigration quagmire in the opportunistic coalition that stymies immigration reform and, even worse, stifles any honest discussion of the present crisis. Meanwhile, government bureaucrats and la raza advocates see illegal aliens as a vast new political constituency for those peddling the notion that victimhood, not citizenship, progressive” academics, journalists, is the key to advancement.
Whiteness: The Original SinObnoxious Books - In 50 short, incisive essays, sharp, Jim Goad examines why the idea of being white has become the modern version of the unpardonable sin.
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity PoliticsHarper - A fiercely argued, important book, enlivened by acerbic wit and erudition, The Once and Future Liberal is essential reading for our times. From one of the most internationally admired political thinkers, a controversial polemic on the failures of identity politics and what comes next for the left — in America and beyond.
Following the shocking results of the us election of 2016, panic, but few were met with such vitriol, public intellectuals across the globe offered theories and explanations, and debate as Mark Lilla’s. The once and future liberal is a passionate plea to liberals to turn from the divisive politics of identity and develop a vision of the future that can persuade all citizens that they share a common destiny.
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics - Driven by a sincere desire to protect society’s most vulnerable, encouraged self-absorption rather than solidarity, the left has unwittingly balkanized the electorate, and invested its energies in social movements rather than party politics. Identity-focused individualism has insidiously conspired with amoral economic individualism to shape an electorate with little sense of a shared future and near-contempt for the idea of the common good.
Now is the time to re-build a sense of common feeling and purpose, and a sense of duty to one another.
After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to LoseEncounter Books - He lays out the foundational principles of the American and Western traditions, examines the biggest threats to their survival, and underscores the necessity of continuing to defend them. It also drew disparagement from many who judged it too apocalyptic in its assessment of the options facing the electorate.
Its author, michael anton—writing as “publius Decius Mus”—addressed the main criticisms of his argument soon afterward in a “Restatement on Flight 93. A new criticism emerged later on: that he had painted a dire scenario to be averted, but no positive vision. Here, anton presents the positive ideal that inspired him—a distillation of his thinking on Americanism and the West, refined over decades.
After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose - In september 2016, the provocative essay “the Flight 93 Election” galvanized many voters by spotlighting the stakes ahead in November and reproaching complacent elements of the Right.
Closing of the American MindSimon & Schuster - The closing of the american Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change. Allan bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis.
The Coming of the New Deal: 1933-1935, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume IIMariner Books - His first hundred days restored national morale, and his New Dealers filled Washington with new approaches to recovery and reform. Combining idealistic ends with realistic means, Roosevelt proposed to humanize, redeem, and rescue capitalism. The coming of the new deal, 1933-1935, volume two of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M.
The conventional wisdom having failed, he tried unorthodox remedies to avert economic collapse. Schlesinger, Jr. S age of roosevelt series, describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first tumultuous years in the White House. The coming of the new deal, written with Schlesinger’s customary verve, is a gripping account of critical years in the history of the republic.
The Coming of the New Deal: 1933-1935, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume II - Coming into office at the bottom of the Great Depression, FDR told the American people that they have nothing to fear but fear itself.