‘We’re Distorting Children’—Larry Arnn on Critical Race Theory, Lockdowns, and Why a Nation Cannot Be Governed by Experts


“Just think what critical race theory is. It’s a simple thing. They’re saying that accidental features of you … are defining of you. Now, no parent tells the child that. What you tell the child is you should become a good human being. And then you can do anything a human being can do.”

I sit down with Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College and a professor of history and politics. We discuss why critical race theory goes against basic humanity, what a good education really means, and why a nation cannot be governed by experts.

Recently, Hillsdale College launched a new Academy for Science and Freedom to pursue the free exchange of scientific ideas. Its fellows include Dr. Scott Atlas, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, and Dr. Martin Kulldorff.