American Experiment wins national award
Center of the American Experiment’s “Think About It” radio campaign won the State Policy Network’s Communication Excellence Award in the Bold Brand Boost Category last week at SPN’s annual meeting…
One of my most frustrating regrets has to do with a conversation a few years ago with a high-ranking and quite sensible academic administrator. The topic was how a number of students were complaining unreasonably about something and how my administrator friend was unable to make them happy. With a certain exasperation he asked me and a few others, “But what can I tell them?” I forget what tepid thing I said but immediately kicked myself for not saying what I should have said, and have been kicking myself ever since: “Tell them to grow up!”
Which leads to p. 58 of “The Diversity Delusion” and just one of a galaxy of reasons it’s a vitally important book — and a great read, too. “[N]o college administration in recent history,” Heather Mac Donald writes, “has ever said to whining students of any race or gender: “Are you joking? We’ve kowtowed to your demands long enough, now go study!” I don’t know how much satisfaction Heather got from writing that passage, but I sure enjoyed it.
I’ve been reading Heather Mac Donald for a long time and don’t recall a single instance in which I wasn’t impressed as well as grateful. No one has been more persistent, on-target, and braver in challenging politically correct nonsense. Yet as excellent as those works have been, I started sensing early in “The Diversity Delusion” that no matter the depth as well as breadth of her previous works this one dug even deeper, with a passion somehow even more ceaseless.
This is a pivotal book which will be read, I’m pretty sure, by at least seven or eight members of the crowds she critiques (putting matters diplomatically). But that doesn’t mean a couple hundred million other Americans shouldn’t order copies pronto, as they very much should.