Mark Lilla - The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics — in conversation with Sean Illing

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Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Expanding on his New York Times op-ed piece, “The End of Identity Liberalism,” published just days after Trump’s election, Lilla argues that 2016 marked the end of a political era. While the right faces the deterioration of libertarianism into populist demagoguery, the left has to admit that identity politics has failed. To reinvigorate the Democratic Party and achieve real political change, progressives must stop relying on symbolic politics and pursuing narrow social movements. Instead, Democrats have to focus on encouraging solidarity and developing an expansive vision of national destiny, one grounded in building a government that helps all Americans. Lilla, Professor of Humanities at Columbia and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications, has written a well-reasoned analysis of liberalism’s last two decades and a bracing polemic for the future.

Lilla will be in conversation with Sean Illing, interviews writer for Vox.

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ISBN: 9780062697431
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Published: Harper - August 15th, 2017

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