Date: October 27, 2003By Paul C. Roberts
Subject: Can we reclaim our heritage?
Over the past three decades, our Founding Fathers have fallen on rough times. Disparaged by liberals and slandered by post-modernists and cultural Marxists, their portraits have been removed from public buildings and their presence stricken from textbooks. It is possible today for American students to pass through elementary school and high school, and obtain an university degree without gaining any appreciation for the men who founded their country.
Our country's basic principles and values are under full-scale assault in public schools and universities, and by demagogic politicians, liberal judges, media, entertainment, multiculturalists, post-modernists, Marxists, millions of unassimilated immigrants and minority "leaders" who call everyone but themselves "racists."
Because of identity politics, diversity is not a strength. It is, as Carol Iannone says, "belligerent and full of resentment, forcing us to erase every historical memory and to drive any sense of a collective and particularly American peoplehood out of public life."
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