In this episode, I examine identity politics as a strategy for the Left. Is it getting the results we want, or is it a distraction from the work the Left needs to do to gain political power?
I’m very pleased to welcome Patrick Lawrence back to Wider View. Patrick was a correspondent abroad for many years, chiefly for the International Herald Tribune, and is currently a columnist, essayist, author, and lecturer. His most recent book is Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century. Patrick's recent essays can be found at https://consortiumnews.com/tag/patrick-lawrence/
Patrick and I have a wide-ranging conversation mostly about US foreign policy and the contrast, or lack thereof, between the outgoing Trump Administration and the incoming Biden presidency.