The oppressed white man and the genderfluid toddler: How did politics turn into a battle of identities?

June 18. 2021. – 04:24 PM

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What connects the anti-migration political campaigns, the storming of the Capitol, and Brexit? More than what you would think at first glance; in this day and age, political battles revolve around questions of identity more than anything else. This hardly moves anything forward, but it works brilliantly if you want to keep your base together – even if the price is that you omit crucial issues from the political discourse and divide society. The latest episode of Telexikon explains the triumph of identity politics on both the political left and right, from its roots in the sixties to today's culture wars.

The translation was produced in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation.