Jul 10 • 2HR 22M

Richard Hanania: Liberalism Might Just Be Closer to Human Nature

On Conservative Victories, Affirmative Action, RFK, Populism, and Effective Conservatism

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Richard Hanania is the author of “Public Choice Theory and the Illusion of Grand Strategy” and the upcoming book “The Origins of Woke: Civil Rights Law, Corporate America, and the Triumph of Identity Politics”. He is also the author of an excellent newsletter.

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Richard Hanania's Newsletter
SCOTUS Must Go for the Heart of the Race State
Within a few months, it’s likely that the Supreme Court will eliminate the explicit consideration of race in college and university admissions in the consolidated cases of SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC. This is a big deal, and should be celebrated, if for no other reason than it pushes the law in the right direction. At the same time, while listening …
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Class Affirmative Action Is Worse
With the official end of affirmative action in college admissions, there has been increasing discussion about the possibility of institutions using class-based preferences. Here’s a piece in The New York Times telling Democrats to take the opportunity provided by…
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Slow Boring
The strange death of education reform, part one
I keep trying to write an article about the strange death of the education reform movement and the extent to which many of the contemporary woke wars emerged from these once-intense, now-forgotten battlegrounds. Every time I sit down to write it, though, the column spirals out of control. But this is my newsletter and I can do what I want, so instead it’s going to be a…
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The Old School Reformer's Case for Privatizing Education
Matt Yglesias has published a highly informative series of essays on the recent history of education reform (Part I here). You should read all four pieces, but the basic idea is that around the time of the first Obama administration, there was something of a bipartisan consensus in favor of shaking up the status quo, through doing things like introducin…
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