The Identity Trap by Yascha Mounk

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Mounk explores in crystal clear prose the cultural history of identity politics and mounts a deeply learned and powerful critique, showing how, ultimately, identity-based perspectives will fail to achieve the equality they espouse. While arguing from a position of true sympathy with and belief in many causes now underway, Mounk argues that a better vehicle for achieving true equality is the imperfect, painfully slow, but dependable program of classical liberalism. This book is the antidote to the breathless culture-warrior soapboxing of the Left and the disingenuous "race-blindness" of the spittle-flecked Right. 

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ISBN: 9780593493182
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Published: Penguin Press - September 26th, 2023