Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Multicultural Mystique


Well, I've just finished my book The Multicultural Mystique: The Liberal Case Against Diversity. I would be most grateful for comments.

I've beat my May 1 deadline by 3 months, so that's probably good. I just hope that I can use that time to get comments so that I can respond and revise given all that time I've bought for myself. So if anyone out there is still reading my blog, please help me out!

I suppose I'm blowing my cover here because you can easily track back to find out who I am from the page I've linked. But I think most people know who I am anyway. I do want to note that the views I've expressed in my blog and in the book don't represent the views of my university and also that this blog resides at a remote location, not my university server.

There's been all sorts of crap coming down these days suggesting that we academics are running a racket--overpaid, underworked, secure in our jobs so that we aren't "accountable" and given to promoting politically correct nonsense. Let me tell you it ain't so. The book I have up at this link is inflamatory and very politically incorrect: if I didn't have tenure, there is no way I could have put this up without risking my job and probably losing it. If I didn't have an academic job I wouldn't have had the time or resources to write it. What I've written is, I believe, important--not only for me to say but for people to read. Without the academic system that gives me resources, time, and safety to do this I couldn't have done it, and neither could my brother and sister academics who write stuff like this have done what they do.

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Let me finish my book first, OK? But I am looking forward to yours

A

Paco Pond said...

I took a quick look tonight and I plan to read your book in short order. I am rather sympathetic to your overall approach, and I expect to post a review soon on my blog.
Paco Pond

Boofykatz said...

I'm going to my local bookshop on Saturday to order your book, because of all the curent philosophers I read, and there are more than several, you are the one most likely to change the world. Not very likely, I must admit, but your reality based arguments and your passion are more likely to convince my friends than any amount of specialist metaphysics or epistemology. I can offer you no material encouragement, but my admiration for your forthright proselytisation is considerable.

H. E. said...

I'm blushing & thank you! But it won't be out until the end of 2007/beginning of 2008--assuming I meet the publisher's May 1 deadline. However you can have a look at the 9 drafts of chapters I have so far at http://home.sandiego.edu/~baber/multiculturalism

We've gotta get together next time I go back, though I think you're way up North.