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Michael Rectenwald

Michael Rectenwald is the author of eleven books, including Thought Criminal (2020), Beyond Woke (2020), Google Archipelago (2019), Springtime for Snowflakes (2018), Nineteenth-Century British Secularism (2016), and others. He was a professor at NYU from 2008 to 2019. He is a pundit and champion of free speech against all forms of authoritarianism and totalitarianism, including socialism-communism, “social justice,” fascism, and political correctness.

The notorious @TheAntiPCProf on Twitter, Professor Rectenwald has appeared on numerous major network political and other talk shows (Tucker Carlson TonightFox & FriendsFox & Friends FirstVarney & CompanyThe Glenn Beck Show), on syndicated radio shows (Glenn Beck and many others), and YouTube shows and podcasts (see Media).

His academic and scholarly essays have appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsAcademic QuestionsEndeavour, the British Journal for the History of ScienceCollege Composition and CommunicationInternational Philosophical Quarterly, the De Gruyter anthologies (Organized Secularism in the United States), and others.

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Vengeance and Sacrifice: Whiteness as Scapegoat in Critical Race Theory and Critical Whiteness Studies

Media and CulturePhilosophy

05/09/2021Mises Media
The ideas of critical race theory and critical white studies shield a ruling elite from vengeance by attempting to make the mass of white people the scapegoat for their own crimes.
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An Autoethnographic Account of the Free Market: My Father

Free MarketsU.S. History

Blog05/08/2021

Autoethnographies place the self within a social, historical context. In this one, Michael Rectenwald approaches the free market from the standpoint of his own experience.

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Vengeance and Sacrifice: Whiteness as Scapegoat in Critical Race Theory and Critical Whiteness Studies

Media and CulturePhilosophy

Blog04/29/2021

The ideas of critical race theory and critical white studies shield a ruling elite from vengeance by attempting to make the mass of white people the scapegoat for their own crimes.

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The State-Corporate Convergence in Our State of Emergency

Cronyism and CorporatismDecentralization and Secession

Blog04/22/2021

The current political trend is toward corporate-state monopolization over all aspects of life, with increasing control by approved "private" principals over information and opinion, economic production, and the political sphere.

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Why Postmodernism Is Incompatible with a Politics of Liberty

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog04/05/2021

Postmodernism lends itself to totalitarianism. Once beliefs aren't constrained by the object world, an idea can't be wrong, and the intellectual battleground becomes a political one, a struggle to impose certain ideas on all.

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