Heather MacDonald delivered the keynote address at our 2018 Heroes of Conscience Dinner, and was the perfect choice to help us honor two fearless truth-tellers, Catherine Engelbrecht and James Damore, as she, too, is an unstoppable force for truth, with research, books and a collection of brilliant talks on topics that fly in the face of a host of politically correct, but dangerously incorrect, ideas and attendant pressures. Her 2016 book, The War on Cops, warned that raced-based attacks on the criminal-justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law and putting lives at risk, and her talks at various universities were met with the Left’s usual reaction to ideas with which they disagree: protests and shut-downs. We are delighted to have her join us to discuss her latest book, The Diversity Delusion – How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.
Her AFA keynote address touches on many of the topics from the book, and is remarkable for its clarity, logic, and unapologetic truths. You can watch her address here and read about The Diversity Delusion here.
Books will be available for sale and signing, but you can also purchase the book here.
Truly, her work in this area is second to none, and gets to fundamental efforts by the Left that are undermining crucial underpinnings of a rational society.
Please join us in our first Literary Cafe of 2019 and come meet one of the greatest thinkers of our time.
About Heather MacDonald
Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race relations. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New Criterion, as well as a number of books including the ones mentioned above.
A frequent guest on Fox News, CNN, and other TV and radio programs, Mac Donald holds a B.A. in English from Yale University, graduating with a Mellon Fellowship to Cambridge University, where she earned an M.A. in English; she also studied in Italy through a Clare College study grant. She holds a J.D. from Stanford University Law School.
Come to our Literary Cafe January 9th and hear more about how this absurd and dangerous pursuit of “diversity” is killing our education system, depriving our children of rational and reasoned thought, and undermining our very culture. And no, it’s not hyperbole. It’s tragic truth.
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