Cancelled: The Left Way Back from Woke

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Cancelled: The Left Way Back from Woke - 9781509550920 - Umut Ozkirimli - Polity Press - The Little Lost Bookshop

Cancelled: The Left Way Back from Woke

SKU: 9781509550920
Author: Umut Ozkirimli | Publisher: Polity Press
 Right now, someone, somewhere is being cancelled. Off-the-cuff tweets or “harmless” office banter have the potential to wreck lives. The Left condemns the Right and the bigotry of the old elites. The Right complains about brain-dead political correctness. In reality, both sides are colluding in a reactionary politics that is as self-defeating as it is divisive. Can the Left escape this extremism and stay true to the progressive ideals it once professed?  In this provocative book, Umut Özk?r?ml? reveals how the Left has been sucked into a spiral of toxic hatred and outrage-mongering, retreating from the democratic ideals of freedom and pluralism that it purports to represent. Exploring the similarities between right-wing populism and radical identity politics, he sets out an alternative vision. It is only by focusing on our common humanity and working across differences that the Left will find a constructive and consensual way back from “woke.” 

“Bold and brilliant, taking on both right-wing authoritarian populism and regressive woke Left identity politics, this book represents a watershed in twenty-first century political thought." Jean Wyllys, Brazilian writer, journalist, and human rights activist

“Umut Ozkirimli addresses the more extreme forms of woke-ism in this forthright, often witty examination of contemporary cancel culture… He says he walked into this war zone knowing he’d cop it from both left and right, and he will surely stir things up.” Sydney Morning Herald 
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