A Balanced View of Racism

A provocative thought from the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, himself a conservative:

No conservative should need to be told that terms such as racism and anti-Semitism can be abused to quash the discussion of legitimate issues, but some may need to be reminded that the evils signified by such terms are not merely figments of the fevered liberal imagination.

In view of some of the recent debates in the U.S. on immigration, Israel, and education, and on deciding where and how government budgets should be cut, we would all do well to keep these words close.


Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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