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

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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.