“Critical race theory seemed to explode on the scene in 2020. The ground for today’s CRT was prepared more than fifty years ago with multiculturalism. And multiculturalism was just America's anti-discriminatory, anti-racist laws translated into education. Like Christopher Caldwell’s Age of Entitlement, Thomas Powers’s American Multiculturalism and the Anti-Discrimination Regime shows how the laudable impulse behind anti-discrimination revolutionized education, law, morality, and finally the Constitution. No gimmick can rid the country of this deeply-embedded challenge to our institutions. Our anti-discrimination morality is radical and illiberal—and America must choose between being a free country and being an anti-racist country.”
—Scott Yenor, Professor of Political Science at Boise State University
“This excellent, groundbreaking book meticulously shows the need for an Aristotelian political science that analyzes the Civil Rights Regime, the actual regime that orders our lives and minds today, which has supplanted the natural rights regime of the Founders. Citizens and scholars wondering about the real causes that transformed America should turn to Powers as a guide.”
––Arthur Milikh, Executive Director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life
Are you interested in learning more about the book? Please see this review in the journal Law & Liberty, by Scott Yenor, Senior Director of State Coalitions at the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life and a professor of political science at Boise State University. The book review can be found at this link.
Conversation Series: American Democracy in Crisis
Join Professor Thomas F. Powers and Dr. Jennifer McCoy at Missouri State University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and Philosophy where they discuss the question: Is American Democracy in Crisis?