Before Kendi’s brand of anti-racism fades into the history books, we should remember why it became popular in the first place. Kendi gave us the professional-class solution to inequality: acknowledge its existence, renounce it rhetorically, then continue on in much the same way as you did before.
John Gray believes the modern state is a new totalitarian entity promising not freedom but the much lesser good of “meaning” through security and a progressive identity. But the “new Leviathans” are much weaker than he lets on.
Liberals increasingly want to portray the identitarian and partisan divides as natural, quasi-biological ones. The result is not simply gross misunderstanding of the present political impasse; it’s also surrender to the conditions that perpetuate it.
An excerpt from a classic text on the rise of Prohibition distinguishing class politics from the symbolic, expressive movements of status politics.
Identity politics is an expression of mass political demobilization, but it is also undergirded by the power of the nonprofit sector.
Social Justice Therapy offers a new guarantee of living the righteous middle-class dream, and risks, despite its intentions, involving therapists in a fraud.
Ibram X. Kendi’s <em>Antiracist Baby</em> is undeniably for adults. But what does it do for children?