Roger Lancaster: “Identity Politics can only get us so far”

“Let’s give identity politics its due but let’s also be clear about its limitations. We can learn from the past, but not from potted histories that make terms like identity into abstractions. And we deceive ourselves if we think the path forward will involve the accumulation of minorities into a majority, the mere amalgamation of pre-constructed identities into a socialist movement.  The Left must now discover how to win over the publics currently being represented by identity brokers with an inclusive and universalist socialist program.”