Review: THE TROUBLE WITH DIVERSITY by Walter Benn Michaels

Affirmative Distraction

by Christopher Caldwell for NY Times Books (Dec. 24, 2006)

“A lot of progressive politics today, Walter Benn Michaels complains, involves denouncing and apologizing for “bad things that happened a long time ago.” Government has its ___ History months and ___ Pride days. Business its diversity consultants and “heritage management firms.” Academia has its anti-hate rallies, dedicated, Michaels writes, “to combating a position that no one actually holds.” ”

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