Response
5 minutes

The Contradiction at the Heart of Identity Politics

Our adversarial multiculturalism urges majority groups to disown their identity and minorities to cling to theirs.

Response
4 minutes

The Moral Basis of Identity Politics

Identity politics legitimizes inequality and the moral superiority of its elite.

Response
5 minutes

Their Sin, Your Penance

Pious identitarian elites punish you for their guilt.

Response
4 minutes

Rising to Frederick Douglass’ Challenge

We need courage to replace the politics of special privilege with the politics of equal justice.

Response
9 minutes

Progressivism’s Aristocratic Fantasies

Identity politics offers disenchanted radicals one more shot at utopia.

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Week of April 22 2019 Opening

Justice? That Ain’t It, Chief

Identity politics has breached the confines of the ivory tower, David Azerrad argues in an important new essay. Now, it holds sway over nearly all of public life. Today, writes Azerrad, “we all learn to distinguish the victimized groups who should be honored from the oppressor groups who must perpetually atone for the sins of…