Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Primal Scream of Identity Politics

Jump-started by a short manifesto called The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics by Columbia University professor Mark Lilla, it's a conversation worth following for reasons beyond partisanship. As in his New York Times essay published 10 days after Trump's electoral victory, Lilla's purpose in this broadside is two-fold: to excoriate identity politics, sometimes called "identity liberalism," and to convince his "fellow liberals that their current way of looking at the country, speaking to it, teaching the young, and engaging in practical politics has been misguided and counterproductive."

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while multi-millionaire Sean Hannity has a tv show asking everyday whether or not emojis make kids gay.

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-09 03:26 AM

Socio-cultural identity is a valuable resource, but identity politics is usually a poor tool, usually used poorly.

#2 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-11-09 11:55 AM

Incoming Atlantic article in 3...2...1...

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-09 12:03 PM

Wow, Ichiro put down the bong long enough to make a funny.

Well done.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-11-09 12:04 PM

Like Trump didn't ride his own side of identity politics right into the WH.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-09 01:42 PM

Like Trump didn't ride his own side of identity politics right into the WH.

#5 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER AT 2017-11-09 01:42 PM | FLAG:

That's kind of the point of the article.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-09 05:07 PM

#1 emojis make kids gay? I did not know that.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-09 05:59 PM

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