The “Anglo-Saxon Heritage”

Mitt Romney wants to make it the basis of foreign policy. I guess the rest of us racial inferiors – Krauts and Kikes and Spics and Dagoes and Chinks and such-like, not to mention that n—-r in the White House – had better re-learn our place.

Note the deliberate racialization of the claim: “Anglo-Saxon” rather than, for example, Churchill’s “English-speaking.” Magna Carta means more to me than Talmud, but I don’t feel much kinship with the barbarian tribes that destroyed Roman Britain.

Footnote Even the Telegraph (aka the “Torygraph”) suggests this “may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity.” Ya think?

[Cross-posted at The Reality-based Community]

Mark Kleiman

Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at the New York University Marron Institute.