Against Inclusiveness

book coverMy new book, Against Inclusiveness: How the Diversity Regime is Flattening America and the West and What to Do About It, is now out. It treats inclusiveness as an expression of scientism, rationalized methods of social organization, and the interests and habitual outlook of our ruling classes. I say that at bottom it’s an attempt to do away with forms of social organization other than global markets and transnational expert bureaucracies. I also discuss what to do about it. You might want to give it a try!

UPDATE: My first review, from Orthosphere promoter Bruce Charlton.

Ayn Rand and Sacrifice

The following is a segment, much rewritten, of an article on Rand’s Atlas that Modern Age ran some few years ago –

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is, up to a limit, a true revelation of redistributive rapacity, even of the old call to sacrifice in its Twentieth-Century ideological manifestation; the novel is, up to a limit, a true revelation of ideology as a reversion to the most primitive type of cultic religiosity: Collective murder as a means of appeasing a supernatural principle.  It is also – it is primarily – a sacrificial narrative, as most of popular, as opposed to high, narrative ever has been and probably always will be.  It follows that the novel’s borrowed premise is sacrifice: Rand invites us to view with a satisfying awe the destruction before our eyes of those who have mistreated the protagonists, with whom she has invited us to identify – one of the cheapest formulas of commercial fiction.  The standard Arnold Schwarzenegger or Clint Eastwood thriller achieves its effect by no different means.  The catharsis in Atlas comes not at the end, however, but around two-thirds of the way through the story.  It is the superbly stage-managed Winston Tunnel disaster.

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