How to Escape The Identity Trap – Yascha Mounk (part two)

How Do We Fix It? | 29 December 2023 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Continues the interview with Yascha Mounk about his book The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power In Our Time. Discusses why an obsession with identity undermines social justice, fuels culture wars, and boosts hateful hardliners on the right and left— from Donald Trump to protesters who support Hamas and its murderous attacks on Israeli civilians.

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The Origins of Today’s Identity Politics – Yascha Mounk (part one)

How Do We Fix It? | 15 December 2023 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Yascha Mounk about his book The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power In Our Time. Discusses the roots of a highly influential ideology based on personal identity – race, gender and sexual orientation – said to determine a person’s power, role in society, and how they see themselves. Explains how this identity synthesis had its origins in several intellectual traditions, including post-colonialism, postmodernism and critical race theory.

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Our Electricity Grid is Surprisingly Fragile: Meredith Angwin

How Do We Fix It? | 1 December 2022 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Meredith Angwin about her book Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of our Electric Grid. Discusses how the evolution of how power is produced and distributed has made US electric power less reliable. The issues identified are common to many countries.

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