Tag: Identity

  • Far-Right Identity Politics and the Task for the Left

    Identity politics is a key problem of our age, but the problem is typically misunderstood. Usually the left is vilified by the right for encouraging divisive politics rooted in the grievances of different minority groups. These groups are denounced for pursuing selfish agendas that harm the unity of the nation. The right then portrays itself … Keep reading »

  • The Strange Workings of Identity and Adolph Reed Jr.’s Thought

    In recent years, Adolph Reed has come to be known for his contributions to the debate about the politics of identity. Reed’s criticisms of ‘left identitarianism’ have become a significant source of controversy among leftists. Keep reading »

  • Race, Class, and the Left w/ Adolph Reed Jr.

    Oats for Breakfast talks to Adolph Reed Jr. about race and class. We begin the interview with a discussion about the legacies (and baggage) of the Black Power period. Listen to audio »

  • Working Classes and the Rise of the New Right: Socialist Politics in the Era of Trump

    The success of xenophobic right-wing political forces today calls for the development of a socialist praxis fit for this perilous political moment. Taking this seriously requires that we address the inroads of the far right into working class constituencies that were bastions of trade unionism for much of the 20th century, and traditionally voted heavily … Keep reading »

  • Ideology, Anti-Colonialism and Marxism

    Himani Bannerji interviewed by Mahdi Ganjavi Himani Bannerji is a professor in the Department of Sociology at York University, Toronto. Her research and writing life extends between Canada and India. Her interests encompass anti-racist feminism, Marxism, critical cultural theories, and historical sociology. Her publications include Demography and Democracy: Essays on Nationalism, Gender and Ideology (2011), Of … Keep reading »

  • Rebuilding the Left in a Time of Crisis

    Leo Panitch is a political economist and theorist based at York University, Toronto, and is co-editor of Socialist Register. His most recent book is In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives (with Greg Albo and Sam Gindin). Leo spoke to New Left Project‘s (NLP) Edward Lewis about the long crisis … Keep reading »

  • A “Québécois Nation”? Harper Fuels an Important Debate

    The House of Commons voted on November 27 to support a Tory government motion that “the Québécois form a nation within a united Canada.” What does it mean? And why now? The second question is easier to answer. The motion was triggered by an unexpected turn of events. Michael Ignatieff, in his quest for the … Keep reading »