‘America’s Cultural Revolution’ by Christopher Rufo

I highly recommend Rufo’s book on the origins of the CRT/DEI/ethnic studies phenomenon.

The Manhattan Institute’s Christopher Rufo book, America’s Cultural Revolution: How the Radical Left Conquered Everything, still ranks as an Amazon bestseller in books about politics some three months after it was first released.

If you are not familiar with him, The New Yorker credited Rufo two years ago as the man who single-handedly “invented the conflict over critical race theory”(CRT).

More recently, Rufo has made headlines in his fight against DEI (Diversity-Equity-Inclusion) and his work to reform the New College of Florida, where he serves as a trustee.

In the book, Rufo traces the origins of the current Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement back to the original Black Liberation Movement of the 1960’s.

He documents the background of CRT and DEI movements and their origins in post-war Germany. The academics behind these radical leftist movements have not won the argument, but have been extraordinarily successful in weaponizing the bureaucracies in higher education, corporate America, and government to spread their ideology.

As they hone their toxic combination of post-modernist theory, warmed-over Marxism, and racial grievance, Rufo maps the long march through America’s most prestigious and powerful institutions.

I found the deeply-researched background in Rufo’s book (48 pages of footnotes) helpful in writing my recent Follow the Money™ series on Minnesota’s ethnic studies cabal and my more recent series on academic freedom at St. Paul’s Hamline University.

At a tight 282 pages, Rufo’s book is worth your time.