Political scientist Yascha Mounk begins his fifth book with a story about an elementary school in Atlanta that, in 2020, began segregating classes by race on supposedly progressive grounds. “This story sounds depressingly familiar,” he writes, while in fact it sounds very unfamiliar, and made headlines across the world as a result. It is still a matter of open investigation, so it is impossible to know what exactly was going on. Nonetheless he pulls Mary Lin Elementary into a constellation that includes schools and universities that have healing spaces, affinity and advocacy groups – some of them just sound like workshops – based on race, and concludes: “In place of universalism, parts of the American mainstream are quickly adopting a form of progressive separatism.”
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That's how it works now is it? No investigation yet, no conclusions drawn, no think pieces penned, you "can't know exactly what was going on", right Guardian? Right?.......
As for the review, it continues in the same vein with Williams frantically decrying everything he says. It all feels like someone sitting on top of a sandcastle throwing stones at the incoming tide.