A few weeks ago, at a National Conservativism conference in Washington D.C., one of the speakers, the University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax, argued that the United States would be "better off if our country is dominated numerically, demographically, politically, at least in fact if not formally, by people from the First World, from the West, than by people from countries that had failed to advance." Embracing this "cultural distance nationalism," she continued, would be tantamount to "taking the position that our country will be better off with more whites and fewer nonwhites." Conservatives should rally to this "best" policy, she said, rather than shrink from it for fear of being branded xenophobes or racists.
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When the Temple University media professor Marc Lamont Hill argued for a "free Palestine from the river to the sea" during a speech at the United Nations, he was accused of calling for the destruction of Israel. There were calls for his termination — a Temple trustee called these remarks "hate speech" and declared his intent to punish Hill. However, Hill was ultimately saved by the same tenure protections Wax is relying on today.
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