An Open Letter to Advocates of Identity Politics - The Objective Standard

Are you a proponent of identity politics?

Do you feel that a person’s identity is determined not by his choices and actions, but by the group to which he belongs?

Do you regard a particular race, class, or gender as superior or inferior to others?

If so, chances are good that you do not grasp the fundamentals of your own creed.

Don’t worry. This may not be your fault.

The contemporary spokesmen for identity politics are notoriously vague about the basic principles of the ideology. Fortunately, however, spokesmen from an earlier era were crystal clear about it. So we can learn from them. . . .

Endnotes

1. Melvin Rader, No Compromise: The Conflict Between Two Worlds (London: Victor Gollancz, 1939), 107.

2. Hermann Goering, “Nine Commandments for the Workers’ Struggle,” Berlin, Germany, May 1934. National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD. Online at Holocaust Encyclopedia, “Women in the Third Reich,” https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/media_ph.php?ModuleId=10005205&MediaId=1724.

3. Rader, No Compromise, 107.

4. Rader, No Compromise, 42.

5. Rader, No Compromise, 42.

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