‘RELENTLESS IDENTITARI­AN PRO­PA­GANDA’

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“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.”

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