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How ‘Asymmetrical Multiculturalism’
Generates Populist Blowback

National Review, by Eric Kaufmann

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Posted By:tnorling, 2/9/2019 9:39:59 AM

Right-wing populism and left-wing identity politics have risen in tandem since 2013. Why? The connecting thread is the contradictions of multiculturalism, which encourage a “common enemy” form of minority identity while repressing even moderate expressions of majority identity. The former produces antagonistic identity politics on the left, while both contribute to populist blowback on the right.

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Explains the rise of populism against the backdrop of leftist multiculturalism and the alliance of left and right in promoting unbridled immigration.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FormerDem, 2/9/2019 10:36:03 AM     (No. 11897348)

issue i have with this is he is trying to frame what ideology ought to be pushed on everybody to resolve these issues. What about (a) God made us all and for this reason we all have equal intrinsic dignity, and add to that, (b) whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen (1 John). As well, (c) the shield of Achilles, which depicts all. ... People just do not fare well when they try to bring about the Gospel´s favored outcomes without reference to the grace and our Maker. Mistake after mistake, endless sequence.

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Right-wing populism and left-wing identity politics have risen in tandem since 2013. Why? The connecting thread is the contradictions of multiculturalism, which encourage a “common enemy” form of minority identity while repressing even moderate expressions of majority identity. The former produces antagonistic identity politics on the left, while both contribute to populist blowback on the right.



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