Intersectionality and the Socialist Temptation

“Intersectionality and the Socialist Temptation” offers an explanation of the phenomenon of intersectionality. The lecture will highlight intersectionality’s virtues and limitations. Ultimately, however, I argue that intersectionality is dangerously divisive because it separates and “fragments” Americans into ever-smaller social groups with distinct and opposed ideological interests. The idea of identifying as a "socialist" in 2019 represents not so much an economic theory that one has adopted, but rather yet another category of identity.

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