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The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This is a powerful exploration of the debilitating impact that politically-correct “multiculturalism” has had upon higher education and academic freedom in the United States. In the name of diversity, many leading academic and cultural institutions are working to silence dissent and stifle intellectual life. This book exposes the real impact of multiculturalism on the inst ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Independent Institute (first published July 1st 1996)
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Charles
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
“The Diversity Myth” is a twenty-year-old book that nobody would remember, despite its many virtues, were it not for that its authors (and many of the young figures in its pages) have since then become highly-visible billionaires, and, in the case of Peter Thiel, prominent public intellectuals. None of them knew that then, though (presumably!), which makes the book even more interesting.

And everything old is new again. This book has, since I started writing this review, taken on new relevancy, w
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Viktor
Apr 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
Just about as false as one can get, this book actually has the audacity to celebrate Columbus' travels to the New World as a "multicultural" journey. These two dimwit authors, who have a politically charged agenda that could not be any more overt and misinformed, try and convince the reader that Columbus celebrated the individuality of the native Taino, who they call "noble savages," without the quotes.

But Columbus is soured when he comes across their mortal enemy (punchline: they're NOT referr
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Tim O'Hearn
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A few weeks ago, there was a salacious cover story published in Stanford Politics titled How Peter Thiel and the Stanford Review Built a Silicon Valley Empire. The piece began carefully, focusing on Thiel’s ongoing involvement with the newspaper with necessary backstory. Gradually, though, it zeroed in on the network of people connected to the Stanford Review. I wondered why this merited a cover story, but then recalled that Peter Thiel (and, by association, the newspaper he started) had conserv ...more
Robert
Jul 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as bad as expected

This book came up sometime last year in the heat of the 2016 campaign, when Peter Thiel (cofounder of PayPal, and co-author with David Sacks) came out in support of Trump. The way you'd hear it described, it was racist and everything wrong with white males in America. Not quite. While I don't agree with a lot of the conclusions Thiel and Sacks draw from the "multicultural experiment" at Stanford, they quite accurately pointed out some hypocrisy in it. While "Hey ho! Western
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Daniel McAuley
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One-sided but prescient

I don’t agree with everything the authors put forward but their descriptions of Stanford campus life in the nineties seem to have portended much of what is happening at elite academic institutions across the country today.
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Published in 1998, by two Stanford graduates. This book exposes the real impact of multiculturalism on the institution most closely identified with the politically correct decline of higher education—Stanford University. The book review on Amazon is quite interesting. Not like the review when I first encounter in "Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy", which is quite negative.
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