For years, the Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez has been an astute critic and active opponent of “identity politics.” He completed The Plot to Change America just before the “1619 riots,” which saw rampaging mobs—indulged by Democratic office-holders, sympathetic journalists, woke corporations, and leading universities—tear down statues of Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant…even Frederick Douglass. This lawlessness and its rationalization constitute a direct assault on the American Founding’s symbols and principles, and a thorough repudiation of the American way of life.

Where did all this contempt for America’s people, principles, and culture come from? Gonzalez’s book digs deeply into the origins, ideology, funding, and major organizations and actors of the forces promoting this revolution. Examining how the artificial racial categories of “Hispanics” and “Asians” developed, Gonzalez highlights the critical role played by McGeorge Bundy and the Ford Foundation in creating the National Council of La Raza (now UnidosUS) in 1968, which claims to speak for all “Hispanics.” He discusses the seminal election in 1949 of leftist Mexican-American politician Edward Roybal to the Los Angeles City Council with the help of the Communist

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