The Dangers of Identity Studies

Undergraduates today can select from a swathe of identity studies…. The shortcoming of all these para-academic programs is not that they concentrate on a given ethnic or geographical minority; it is that they encourage members of that minority to study themselves – thereby simultaneously negating the goals of a liberal education and reinforcing the sectarian and ghetto mentalities they purport to undermine.

Source: Tony Judt, Quotes Online


One response to “The Dangers of Identity Studies

  1. Jan Krouzil

    One can only surmise that presenting that insight by the late author in the climate of hyper-liberal academia of today would be a hard sell indeed.