An Unholy Postmodern Synthesis – A Conversation with the Author of ‘The Identity Trap’

“…this new ideology we’re talking about is fundamentally about forms of group identity like race, gender, and sexual orientation. It sees the world through the prism of those identities.” - L&L


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This does sound like a reallly interesting book, though.

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The conversation in the article quoted was enough to get me interested in this book.

I recently finished reading “The New Puritans: How the Religion of Social Justice Captured the Western World,” and I’m currently about halfway through “America’s Cultural Revolution: How the Radical Left Conquered Everything.” After reading the interview, this book sounds like it would cover some of the same ground from a different perspective.

The first book I mentioned was by Andrew Doyle, a left-wing Briton who nonetheless criticizes political correctness and identity politics, and the 2nd is by Christopher Rufo, who is, of course, a conservative activist, but he does an excellent job detailing the history behind the ideas in critical theory. Mounk is more difficult to define. From what I read about him, he’s German Jew who had origins in the political center-left, but seems now to be pretty centrist. I think his take on identity politics would be worth reading. Certainly he expressed himself well enough in the interview for me to think I’d enjoy reading the book.

Dave Barnhart