Tag Archives: identity politics

Whose identity is it anyway?: Some inconclusive thoughts on Labour antisemitism, identity, politics, and related matters

This is a somewhat messy and rambling piece of writing, so by way of an introduction: like a lot of people, I’d given a fair bit of thought over the last few years to questions around left/Labour antisemitism and “identity … Continue reading

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Other-flagellating politics

At the moment, I’m trying to work out what I currently think about stuff that gets called “identity politics”, and, perhaps more interestingly, about arguments made by people criticising stuff that they call identity politics, because the whole subject feels … Continue reading

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Against liberalism, for intersectional class politics

Whenever controversies around issues like race, gender or sexuality erupt in the left, they always seem to produce a fairly predictable set of responses. As if by clockwork, a certain set of male leftist writers spring into life to churn … Continue reading

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