To me, the principal point of disagreement (and I think you’d agree with this) is on the question…
Traditional Tradesman

On the point of identity politics getting in the way of a class-based coalition. Well, I don’t think this is unique to identity politics. Pretty much any tribal divide will do this and we can’t do anything about it. We can pretend that we are the abstract selves that Kant opined, but that’s just not who we are. We will always care more about our family, friends, community, and so on. We are communally embedded beings, and that’s an existential conditions of humanity. We can never break away from this. So, I think that instead of dissolving traditional categories of tribes and identity we should improve upon those categories like Wittgenstein’s ancient city. I think we disagree on this point and it seems to me that it won’t change anytime soon; nonetheless, I have quite enjoyed this discussion.

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