The End of Identity Liberalism”

Columbia humanities professor Mark Lilla in the NYT:

But the fixation on diversity in our schools and in the press has produced a generation of liberals and progressives narcissistically unaware of conditions outside their self-defined groups, and indifferent to the task of reaching out to Americans in every walk of life. At a very young age our children are being encouraged to talk about their individual identities, even before they have them. By the time they reach college many assume that diversity discourse exhausts political discourse, and have shockingly little to say about such perennial questions as class, war, the economy and the common good.

h/t @nickoparsons


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November 30, 2016 · culture · identity · politics · university · education · progressivism

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