It’s tough to be a Martin Luther King liberal. All his life he has believed that bias ends when we recognize people as unique individuals, not group representatives. He will talk about groups in big terms, the “black vote” and “equal pay for women,” but he knows that equality comes down to . . . . Continue Reading »
The contradictions between these two ways of looking at the world, promethean and determinist, are obvious. Either we are autonomous individuals who transcend the accidents of birth or we are members of whatever identity groups we happened to be born into. Depending on the circumstances, the Left will either deny or affirm the primacy of nature. Continue Reading »
Gender dysphoria (transgenderism)formerly known as gender identity disorderwas once considered a mental illness. Today, the conditionand how individuals and society react to itis a prominent civil rights issue, the “T” in LGBT. Continue Reading »
Current debates about identity might seem unprecedented but they have roots deep in medieval discussions.
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