We’re Nearly All Victims Now!: How the politics of victimhood is undermining our liberal culture

Oct 26, 2019 by

by David G Green, Civitas: Identity politics has been creeping into public discourse for many years. When the first edition of this book was published in 2006, it was already obvious that the politics of victimhood had taken hold. This second, updated edition takes stock of how it has developed since then, particularly in the preoccupation with ‘hate crime’ in recent years. Hate crimes were initially created under the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act, which provided that crimes such as assault and...

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How identity politics drove the world mad

Sep 21, 2019 by

by Roger Scruton, UnHerd: Douglas Murray’s brave new book challenges the mass denunciations and character assassinations at the heart of ‘progressive’ modern discourse. We thrive on disagreement, but only if we do not also feel threatened by it. In every period of history, therefore, there have been opinions and customs that are dangerous to question, since they provide the firm foundations on which our disagreements rest. Whether religious or political, these established...

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The Prepolitical Core of Identity Politics

Sep 14, 2019 by

by Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism: Social commentator and author Mary Eberstadt discussed her most recent book, Primal Scream: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics, at the Catholic Information Center on September 4. She began by noting that her earlier book, Adam and Eve after the Pill, examined from empirical evidence “the paradoxical outcomes” of the sexual revolution. It considered the condition of “a humanity thrown into radical new forms of living.” Her subsequent How the...

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Identity Politics & The Great Scattering

Sep 9, 2019 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative: Mary Eberstadt just published a great new book, Primal Screams: How The Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. Her thesis is that the fragmentation and dissolution of the family as an institution created a primal craving for a sense of identity among young people. In this essay for Quillette, Eberstadt explains her diagnosis: […] Let’s try a new theory: Our macro-politics have become a mania about identity because our micropolitics are no...

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“Dare to be different! Resist eco-panic and ‘Woke.’”

Sep 6, 2019 by

by Gavin Ashenden: Eco-injustice has, with the help of Greta Thunberg caught the public imagination and turned into a mass movement. Refuse to panic at your peril. But it is strange how she has captured the imagination of so many people. She has indeed made many people panic. In the meantime I’m with Professor Sally Davies, Chief Government Medical Officer. She says Greta has peaked too early with her eco-panic. Prof Sally says that if you really want to help avert an apocalypse, our misuse of...

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Identity politics devours itself

Jul 19, 2019 by

by Michael Brown, Christian Post: There is a biblical principle that everything produces after its own kind. Cats produce cats. Dogs produce dogs. Apple trees produce apples. Orange trees produce oranges. Love produces love. Hate produces hate. What does identity politics produce? It produces bigotry. It produces division. It produces a victim mentality. We’re seeing it today in the Democratic party. Joe Biden is now a racist. Nancy Pelosi is a racist. The party is reaping what it sowed....

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