Debate surrounding affirmative action has raged for years. In his book, Professor Farron examines the history of affirmative action and exposes the fraudulent nature of its justifications. The Affirmative Action Hoax centers on universities, where ability and achievement can be clearly compared, but it also examines the damage that affirmative action causes throughout American society.
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Steven Farron received his BA and PhD from Columbia University in New York. From 1974 to 2000 he taught in the Classics Department of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His specialty is ancient Greek and Latin epic poetry on which he published a book and over twenty articles. Dr. Farron resigned from his teaching post in 2000 in order to devote his time to writing a trilogy of related books of which this is one.Review:
There are entire libraries of books and articles on affirmative action, but if I had to choose a single one, it would be Steven Farron's The Affirmative Action Hoax. It is clearly written, carefully documented, and brutally honest. It combines the historical record with up-to-date analysis of winners and losers in this ill-fated venture into social engineering. In fact, I consider The Affirmative Action Hoax the authoritative reference book on this complicated subject and, like a first-rate encyclopedia, Professor Farron keeps it updated both in this second edition and a website. I would even advise fans of affirmative action to read it so they can learn what is really happening. It is a stellar scholarly performance.
--Robert Weissberg, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana
No one can match Steven Farron for thoroughness, clarity, and utter disregard for contemporary pieties. The Affirmative Action Hoax may well be the first book-length treatment of racial preferences that pulls no punches and respects no taboos. It is also a goldmine of information about a host of subjects: SAT testing, college grades, school funding, and how college admission really works. This relentless, meticulously documented book would reform even the most blinkered liberals if only they had the courage and honesty to read it.
--Jared Taylor, Editor, American Renaissance
Steven Farron's critique of affirmative action begins where any serious critique of this ill-conceived program should begin, by looking at group differences, some of which, for better or worse, are inherent. Prof. Farron's carefully documented brief leads us to believe that modern egalitarian politics is at war with Nature itself. Affirmative action therefore rewards the less talented at the expense of the better qualified. Its proponents appeal to the socially victimized or to diversity in order to justify disadvantaging people or groups whose only crime is to be intelligent.
--Paul Gottfried, Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College and author of Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt
The Case Against Affirmative Action: Its Lies Laid Bare
Reviewed by Raymond Wolters, Professor of History, University of Delaware --Alternative Right, April 8, 2011
Steven Farron, who earned a Ph.D. at Columbia University and was a professor of classics for many years at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, has produced a masterly volume on the thorny subject of what is euphemistically termed affirmative action. It doesn t seem that an article, a book, or a collection of raw data on affirmative action has escaped his keen eye. He has written not only a comprehensive and exhaustive study of the subject but a brilliantly insightful critique of the whole ugly and unconstitutional process of discrimination against whites. Refreshingly, Farron pulls no punches, calling the process vicious and anti-white and underpinned by shameless frauds and deliberate lies. This second edition of The Affirmative Action Hoax contains data and documents not available when the book was originally published in 2005.
--Reviewd by Roger D. McGrath --Chronicles, July 2011
--Heritage and DestinyIssue 45, July-September 2011
"Affirmative Action" is at the centre of a raft of policies adopted, when obfuscated, later even denied, but in fact persisted with, first in the United States and then in other Western nations including Britain, to paper over the yawning crack between these societies' prevailing ideology of universalist humanism and the fact that humans obdurately insist in harbouring in their midst innate and significant differences between embarrassingly visible population groups in abilities, such as intelligence, which are of undeniably overwhelming social importance --Heritage and DestinyIssue 45, July-September 2011
"Affirmative Action" is at the centre of a raft of policies adopted, when obfuscated, later even denied, but in fact persisted with, first in the United States and then in other Western nations including Britain, to paper over the yawning crack between these societies' prevailing ideology of universalist humanism and the fact that humans obdurately insist in harbouring in their midst innate and significant differences between embarrassingly visible population groups in abilities, such as intelligence, which are of undeniably overwhelming social importance.
In this incisive, exhaustively researched and documented work, South African academic Dr Steven Farron lays bare the nature, inherent hypocrisy and contradictions, fallacy and disastrous social consequences of this piece of semi-covert social engineering.
An ideology based on the non-existence of Race proves to be based entirely upon the acknowledgement in practice of its reality. A policy designed to "fight racial discrimination" is in fact based entirely and explicitly upon practising racial discrimination, mainly against Whites but also against North-East Asians. A policy promoted as fighting inner city poverty in fact sicriminates against and disadvantages the inner city poor, of all races but especially Whites. A policy imposed by the law has been continued by systematically breaking the law. And, perhaps most ironically, a policy defended as the touchstone of "anti-racism" notably by Jews turns out to have been conceived originally for the express and deliberate purpose of excluding Jews on racial grounds from top US academic establishments.
Reviewed by Ian Freeman, Northwich, Cheshire--Heritage and DestinyIssue 45, July-September 2011
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