Pseudo-materialism and class identity

Uncoupled from real material analysis, class labels just play liberalism's rhetorical games.

Years ago, Matt Bruenig wrote a short but important essay on the problem of identitarian deference (ID). In brief, Matt points out a recurring premise in our discourse: that people associated with certain identities should defer — meaning agree with, or at least not argue with — people associated with other identities. Supposedly, this is a way of fight…

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