‘RELENTLESS IDENTITARIAN PROPAGANDA’
“The rise of modern identity politics is highly corrosive to the country,” David Azerrad — director of The Heritage Foundation’s Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics — told a recent audience at the at the National Conservatism Conference in the nation’s capital.
“The net effect of this relentless identitarian propaganda is to encourage passive resignation in the American people. The goal is to get us to believe that identity politics is the engine that drives history and that we must all submit to it,” Mr. Azerrad continued.
“To put it simply, identity politics is fundamentally incompatible with the idea of a nation,” he said, noting that the end result is disunity and tribalism while the sole cure for identity politics is to accentuate common ties in America and give a “spirited defense of civic nationalism.”