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‘Don’t You Dare Tell Me to Check My Privilege’

In a February essay, British columnist Julie Burchill takes aim at the “rainbow coalition of cranks and charlatans” that made “class guilt, sexual kinks, personal prejudice and repressed lust for power” what “modern, non-working-class left-wing politics is about.”

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 READ MORE



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Russell Brand, the Posh Left and the Politics of Class

What interested me more than Brand’s essay in The New Statesman this October was the backlash that he and people on the Left who support his political stance received from elite Academic Leftists and insulated politically correct Secular Leftists.

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Washington: Still a Boy’s Town

Women’s lib hasn’t made it through Washington yet. Micah Zenko at Foreign Policy magazine looked at the percentages of females holding leadership roles related to foreign policy and national security and found that women remain vastly underrepresented among our nation’s policymakers. (more)

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 READ MORE


The Identity Dance

I can’t help noting that in the Sotomayor drama, the charge of “identity politics” is leveled at relative newcomers. For that matter, identity itself seems to be exclusively a matter of race, gender and minority status.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009 READ MORE


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Double-Flipping on ‘Identity Politics’

In my nearly two decades of covering New York’s irrepressible Alfonse M. D’Amato, agreement between us was, to put it politely, rare. Yet there was one extraordinary moment when good governance and good politics collided to bring me into alliance with the former senator.

Posted on May 5, 2009 READ MORE


Memoir Politics

Talk about role reversal. The Republican Party, which scoffs at the nonsense of “identity politics,” has staked everything on the compelling life stories of its presidential and vice presidential candidates.

Posted on Sep 4, 2008 READ MORE


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