Author: Eric Clifford Graf

Tocqueville and Us

Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. ~Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness Come around to my way of thinking. Don’t you want to, want to get along? ~Urge Overkill, “Sister Havana” The University of Michigan just signaled its plan to fight racism: “Over the next three years, the university will hire at least 20 faculty members with expertise in racial inequality and structural racism.” The key words here are “at least”; count on more than 20. Corporations like Microsoft, Disney, and Genentech now routinely browbeat managers and employees into moral conformity by way of “diversity training.” The Biden administration has reactivated “racial justice” and “equity” programs across federal agencies and at the unit level of the armed forces. The self-flagellation in such powerful American institutions only perplexes those who love their country for all it has overcome and still see it as a beacon of freedom and prosperity. A few brave souls have decried these academic, corporate, and federal policies to the detriment of their careers. But, in response, the agents …