Ravitch, Rand, and CRT: The Ominous Parallels?

Source: Notablog
by Chris Matthew Sciabarra

“While [Ayn] Rand would have had many differences with many CRT advocates, I examine, in [Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical], Rand’s profoundly dialectical analysis of the reciprocal relationship between advancing statism and deepening racism in our society, such that each is both a systemic precondition and effect of the other. … For those who think there is no comparability between Rand’s view of how statism and racism are systemically related and what Ravitch and others have said about ‘systemic’ racism, I’d say this: If anything, Rand lays bare the statist order that makes such systemic racism possible. It is not just a part of the past, but a necessary part of our present social system.” (07/21/21)