Published in: Home: OpinionCulture wars: what is identity politics?
For some, it’s a left-wing adoption of neoliberalism. For others, it’s authoritarian. But it’s really just about...
Published in: Countering the Radical RightJean Raspail, right wing prophet of ‘identity politics’ has died
Raspail’s influence has expanded beyond the small world of the radical right.
Published in: TransformationWhy criticisms of identity politics sound ridiculous to me
When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
Published in: TransformationWhy misunderstanding identity politics undermines the goals of a just society
'Ideal citizens' should not be defined by a white patriarchal system.
In search of cardinal virtues in Iraq
Political violence has ascended into a mode of governance in Iraq today, wherein religious identity reigns supreme.
Lebanon’s enduring contradictions
A century later, and after several civil wars and invasions, not much has changed in how different Lebanese...
Why sectarianism fails at explaining the conflict in Syria
While sectarianism may be a component, its role as the primary cause of the war remains secondary.
Religion, class, and Turkey’s new left
A response to Kenan Malik, arguing that though he is right to worry about identity politics, in the case of Turkey...
On power in the Arab World
Arab autocrats’ power depends on more than physical coercion or the rise of Islamist extremism: it has deeper roots...