I was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week last week discussing with Matthew D’Ancona and Minouche Shafik questions about identity politics, race, class and the social contract. Here’s a link to the programme.

For more on identity politics, a few of my essays, talks and interviews on the subject:

The rise of white identity politics

Identity politics – the interview

The history and politics of white identity

Not all politics is identity politics

On cultural appropriation

Free speech in an age of identity politics

Translation and identity

On Mark Lilla’s critique of identity politics

White identity and demographic change

Talking identity in Australia

One comment

  1. Andrew

    Very interesting discussion, although I can’t help but think that Matthew D’Acona take on things is somewhat under analysed. He appears to be trying to argue that what is clearly an inherent feature of identity politics is merely a bug we can wish away if just try hard enough. He also appears to be confusing people with similar interests based on an aspect of their identity uniting to act together, with modern identity politics.

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