The term "identity politics" is typically used less as a designation than as a sneer: disapproving shorthand for Balkanized multiculturalism. Arun Kundnani's new book The Muslims Are Coming! sees the subject through a different lens. For Kundnani, as Noah Berlatsky's review explains, identity politics isn't something the left does to get goodies from the government. It's something the government does to justify and expand the power of the national security state.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?
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