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I’ve heard it said that our relationship with our mothers forms our interior psychology and our relationship with our fathers forms our psychology with respect to others in a social structure. It seems to me that a person who disrespects an imperfect father’s weakness and vulnerability will not be formed into a person who will respect imperfect people despite their weakness and vulnerability, especially those in authority. An inability to function within functional but imperfect social structures will naturally lead one to a kind of slavery because the person will not have the social skills to take the proper role within a given social hierarchy, let alone rise in it.
Recorded on April 26, 2010
Mark Steyn, a writer, political commentator, and cultural critic, breaks down the numbers and explains why they spell doom for the Western world with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson on
Is the dedication to diversity undermining American culture? In her book The Diversity Delusion, Heather Mac Donald argues that the focus on race and gender diversity is harming society. Mac Donald and Peter Robinson discuss how she was protested off of school campuses by students because of her ideas. They discuss the collapse of free-speech ideals on college campuses in the United States and how the dedication to diversity doesn’t extend to a diversity of thought.
Mac Donald also breaks down issues of gender and racial equality. She talks about how affirmative action has not had the impact that was intended and has in fact made attending college more difficult for minorities who are accepted to schools they are not ready for. She also goes on to analyze rape culture on college campuses and posits her theories as to why discussions of sexual violence have become more prevalent now than in the past.
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