Egalitarianism is stronger than ever with quotas for female executives, gender neutral toilets, and courses against prejudice. A teasing joke can suffice to be labelled a racist, sexist or fascist.
Educators and politicians also agree: prejudices are wrong, diversity is our strength, and we are all equal. But is that really true?
Frank Karsten challenges readers to consider a different view. He argues that the fierce fight against discrimination actually causes more exclusion and polarisation.
The Discrimination Myth is a bold and groundbreaking book that offers a welcome counter-argument to anyone who doubts today's egalitarian ideals.
Publication date: february 2019
"Karsten's contrarian book reads like a breath of fresh air. And it's funny too."
Historian and Elsevier columnist
"Read it in one go. Sharp, humorous, recognizable! Highly recommended."
Science editor Elsevier Weekly
"Frank Karsten is a world-class anti-equality and pro-freedom thinker."
Frank Karsten is founder of the MoreFreedom Foundation and co-founder of the Mises Institute Netherlands.
He is also co-author of Beyond Democracy, Why democracy does not lead to solidarity, prosperity and liberty but to unrest, runaway spending and a tyrannical government. Translated into over 20 languages.
In 2022 Frank published his third book The Paperclip Mindset, How to tame the Complexity Monster in IT