The evidence and the solution to the culture wars
About the Course
Cancel culture has become a central talking point in modern life, causing a growing divide within friends, families, and societies. In this course, Eric Kaufmann examines the political implications of this tension and explores the options for escaping our current divisions.
By the end of the course, you will have learned:
- The origins of the culture wars
- How the culture wars affect our elite institutions and professions
- Why the culture wars benefit those on the right, but not the left
- How we can tackle the culture wars, and overcome our current divisions
As part of the course there are in-video quiz questions to consolidate your learning, and discussion boards to have your say.
IAI Academy courses are designed to be challenging but accessible to the interested student. No specialist knowledge is required.
About the Instructor
Eric Kaufmann is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He specialises in nationalism, political demography, and demography of the religious and irreligious. His most recent book ‘Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities’ argues that the current upsurge of right-wing populism in the West stems from the existential plight of white majorities in an age of large-scale North-South migration. He is also editor of the journal Nations & Nationalism, and has written for New York Times, Times of London, Financial Times, Newsweek International, Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines.
“Kaufmann has done something exceedingly rare among center-right thinkers…to write an intelligent, challenging, and in its own way, brave book about race and identity; one not meant to fire up partisans but to make an honest attempt to understand our present dilemmas and propose a solution.” New York Magazine
Part One: The intellecutal history of the culture warsIn Part 1, Professor Eric Kaufmann explores the intellectual history of the culture wars. He sets out the point of division between cultural socialists and classic liberals, whilst providing a comprehensive account on the origins of the culture wars.
Part Two: The conflicts and solutions to the culture warsIn Part Two, Prof. Kaufmann will examine how the culture wars are affecting our institutions, whilst offering up his new solution to how we can tackle the culture wars, and overcome the current division within society