On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, David Azerrad, an assistant professor and research fellow at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government, joins Senior Editor Chris Bedford and Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss how the post-structuralist left infected American institutions.
“Wokeness, CRT, identity politics, I don’t know what you want to call it, anti-racism, is the unofficial state religion in America,” Azerrad said. “It is the central piety of the regime. It rules the American mind. And there are very, very serious consequences in challenging these pieties surrounding primarily race, more specifically, blacks, and secondarily, women.”
Azerrad said it would be “the most un-American thing to give up on America” so conservatives have to be willing to fight for it.
“There is a core element of militant lefties who run institutions and that are actively and openly committed to finishing, to destroy the American way of life,” Azerrad said. “No, it’s not ‘you’re either a friend or an enemy.’ There are friends, there are enemies, and there are plenty of well-meaning Americans who don’t think about this too much who maybe lean one side, lean to the other and can be persuaded.”