The End of Identity Liberalism (Mark Lilla)

 

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Das ist wirklich lesenswert, was Mark Lilla in der aktuellen New York Times über einen narzisstischen Identitätsliberalismus, wie er obsessiv an den US-Colleges gepflegt wird, zu schreiben weiß: „In recent years American liberalism has slipped into a kind of moral panic about racial, gender and sexual identity that has distorted liberalism’s message and prevented it from becoming a unifying force capable of governing. […] The fixation on diversity in our schools and in the press has produced a generation of liberals and progressives narcissistically unaware of conditions outside their self-defined groups, and indifferent to the task of reaching out to Americans in every walk of life. At a very young age our children are being encouraged to talk about their individual identities, even before they have them. By the time they reach college many assume that diversity discourse exhausts political discourse, and have shockingly little to say about such perennial questions as class, war, the economy and the common good.“

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