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We Need New Stories: The Myths That Subvert Freedom

We Need New Stories: The Myths That Subvert Freedom

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In 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump declared: I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. Reeling from his victory, Democrats blamed the corrosive effect of identity politics. When banned from Twitter for inciting violence, Trump and his supporters claimed that the measure was an assault on free speech. In We Need New Stories, Nesrine Malik explains that all of these arguments are political myths--variations on the lie that American values are under assault.

Exploring how these and other common political myths function, she breaks down how they are employed to subvert calls for equality from historically disenfranchised groups. Interweaving reportage with an incendiary analysis of American history and politics, she offers a compelling account of how calls to preserve free speech are used against the vulnerable; how a fixation with wokeness, political correctness, and cancel culture is in fact an organized and well-funded campaign by elites; and how the fear of racial minorities and their "identity politics" obscures the biggest threat of all--white terrorism. What emerges is a radical framework for understanding the crises roiling American contemporary politics.

Author: Nesrine Malik
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 05/11/2021
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781324007296

About the Author
Malik, Nesrine: - Nesrine Malik is an award-winning British-Sudanese columnist and features writer for the Guardian. We Need New Stories is her first book. She lives in London.

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