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If you’ve read UD for even five minutes, you know she reviles Critical Race Theory.

Andrew Sullivan has done the talking for me on the subject. Read it all. To the last paragraph.

To expose propaganda is to defend liberal education, and to defend liberal culture. I’m thinking that like a lot of big shiny new things our big shiny new-obsessed country embraces, this latest one’s not long for this world. But we can certainly hasten its demise by fighting it at every turn.

Margaret Soltan, June 18, 2021 3:22PM
Posted in: defenses of liberal education

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7 Responses to “If you’ve read UD for even five minutes, you know she reviles Critical Race Theory.”

  1. Dennis Nolan Says:

    An excellent article, perhaps the start of the long-overdue analysis of CRT. It’s astounding that the CRT movement has gotten this far without serious challenge from all those who profess to believe in tolerance, open inquiry, and free speech. Thanks for the link.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Dennis: Fear is the great silencer.

  3. Matt McKeon Says:

    I believe many of our more state legislators, who also believe in free speech and…ah…tolerance, and uh…open inquiry? are currently passing laws forbidding it to be mentioned.

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Matt: Well yeah – but the fact that many of our state legislators are nuts doesn’t undercut Sullivan’s argument. Just adds to the unsavory people revolving around the issue.

  5. Matt McKeon Says:

    Its a ginned up “controversy” to rile up the base. Biden is too non threatening to be plausible as a communist agent, and the transgender bathroom thing is just too niche. So they going all out to defend our Heritage. Anything to avoid discussing anything that matters.

    I teach high school history: when are the insidious agents of critical race theory coming to my district? Think of the children!

  6. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Matt: Everything riles up the base. Mike Pence riles up the base. The base has political priapism.

    CRT will rile up centrists – sensible Americans who don’t ordinarily get riled and who don’t like lies and coercion.

  7. Donald Pruden, Jr., a/k/a The Enemy Combatant Says:

    CRT will not rile up centrists because they don’t read graduate school level legal theory that dates back to the early 1970’s. Indeed, centrists DON’T READ own kids’ text books, and likely did very little reading they were in college. I know, because I read everything I was assigned and kept getting asked by fellow students what was the reading assignments were. This is likely the reason they are centrists now.

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