Mark Lilla

is Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University in New York. He is the author, most recently, of The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics (Harper, August 2017) and The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (New York Review Books, 2016).

 

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Cover for: The dog that didn’t bark: The disappearance of the citizen

The dog that didn’t bark: The disappearance of the citizen

Identity politics in the USA, and what Europe can learn from it

Democratic citizens are not born, they must be made – but we are not doing a good job of this, writes Mark Lilla. As identity politics wreaks havoc in America, he challenges the liberal left to come up with a vision that embraces citizenship.

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