Peyote, Multiculturalism, and the Caricature of the West

Robert G. Natelson, University of Montana School of Law


This article critiques what the author views as the resurrection of the old New Left – the radical multiculturalists, the “critical” legal and literary schools, the radical feminists, and the radical environmentalists. The author argues that the goal of the New Left is to stereotype the Western tradition, reduce the claim of that tradition on the curriculum, and to fill the gap with propaganda disguised as foreign culture, and through this process encourage coercive interdependence and a disdain for drawing lines between public and private life.