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0ne of the greatest obstacles to creating effective coalitions is our obsession with victimhood. Progressives make great victims. We’ve had a lot of practice at it. We are used to being picked on, marginalized, ignored, and hated. As a result, we developed the phenomenon often referred to as identity politics. The idea behind identity politics boils down to this: “I am different from you in some fundamental respect and therefore need my own group that understands me. And also, I can’t work with you.” This is a useful strategy to employ when you’re being physically attacked because the small group can ...

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