The following was originally published in The Washington Examiner‘s “Red Alert Politics” section.
By Jackson Richman
Last week, Duke University professor Nancy MacLean compared libertarians to autistic people.
“It’s striking to me how many of the architects of this cause seem to be on the autism spectrum,” MacLean said, referring to her claim of how Nobel Prize-winning economist James Buchanan started the libertarian movement.
MacLean, the author of the controversial book “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America,” triggered mass outrage and received a viral rebuking.
Especially as someone who has a brother with autism, I am outraged and disgusted by her comments.
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