Nancy McLean, history professor at Duke University recently gave a speech on "the roots and agenda of the radical right" which, apparently meant diagnosing the people of an entire political ideology. College Reform reports that an audience member asked McLean if economist James Buchanan's ideas are of "personal greed or...malevolence." McLean praised the question as "profound" and replied:
“As an author, I have struggled with this, and I could explain it in different ways. I didn’t put this in the book, but I will say it here,” she answered. “It’s striking to me how many of the architects of this cause seem to be on the autism spectrum—you know, people who don’t feel solidarity or empathy with others, and who have difficult human relationships sometimes.”
Seriously? Yes, seriously.
We're waiting patiently for history professor McLean's speech on the roots and agenda of the radical left...