In Part I of an epic, 2-part Episode 8 of The Rationalist podcast, host Mike Coté and returning guest Robb McClintock discuss the promise and peril of identity politics and tribalism.
In this first half of the podcast, they walk through historic views and examples of identity politics, from the Civil Rights movement in the US to the class politics of republican Rome to the horrific genocide in Rwanda in 1994. They detail the modern-day examples of identity politics and tribalism that exist around the world, focusing on the ideology of Islamism and the rapidly increasing prevalence of Hindu nationalism in India. Within this conversation, the hosts define some important terms for the discussion overall that will be important for both this podcast and the second half of the conversation.
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