Journalist Christopher Rufo‘s new book, “America’s Cultural Revolution: How the Radical Left Conquered Everything,” takes a deep-dive into how America’s institutions and corporations have been captured by radical left-wing ideology.
Rufo says the book, which is available for purchase on July 18, explores the radicalism America witnessed during the summer of 2020 — when riots broke out nationwide in the wake of George Floyd’s death — working all the way back to 1968.
“There is a rot spreading through American life,” Rufo writes. “The country’s foundations are starting to shake loose. A new nihilism is beginning to surround the common citizen in all of the institutions that matter: his government, his workplace, his church, his children’s school, even his home.”
In “America’s Revolution,” Rufo works to “unravel and really peel back the onion on this ideological revolution that has captured all of our institutions to show that the origin of these ideas, whether it’s systemic racism or White fragility or diversity, equity and inclusion is much deeper than you might imagine,” he told Fox News.
The book also profiles some of the radicals Rufo says helped to instill these ideologies in America, including Herbert Marcuse, Angela Davis, Paulo Freire, and Derrick Bell. Left-wing groups like the Weather Underground, Black Panther Party, and Black Liberation Army get an examination, too.
Rufo, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, began his journalism career in the heart of the homelessness crisis in Seattle, and gained national attention when he exposed the depths of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in our federal agencies and particularly in the American education system. In 2020, Rufo called on then-President Trump to swiftly act to abolish CRT within the federal government and became a target for the legacy and left-wing media.
“Critical race theory has become, in essence, the default ideology of the federal bureaucracy and is now being weaponized against the American people,” Rufo said at the time. Days later, Trump instructed federal agencies to end racial trainings on CRT and so-called white privilege, deeming them “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”
“This was political work,” Rufo said. “I wanted to achieve political outcomes, including persuading then-President Donald Trump to sign an executive order banning critical race theory, working with governors and including [Florida Governor] Ron DeSantis, to get rid of CRT in schools. We passed legislation in 22 states.” But his new book is “something different.”
“I think it shows a different side of what I’m doing and certainly I think will be really surprising both to my supporters and also to my critics,” Rufo said of “America’s Revolution.” “I did the deep research. I dove through thousands upon thousands of pages of original source material showing that it’s not just a political debate that we have.”
“America’s Revolution” also shines a light on the weaknesses in the Left’s cultural revolution, and outlines how the American people can fight back.
“What I hope that the book does is not only entertain readers, inform readers, delight readers, but also shows that this fight against CRT was just the beginning,” Rufo told Fox. “We have a deep, substantive movement that is more than just fighting in the media, but is something that I think has the power to change our institutions for the better in a really meaningful way.”
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