The Left and National Identity


Virad Mathur explores why it is that so-called progressives around the world are never comfortable in their own skin when it comes to national identity.

 The two keys to understanding leftist thought are deconstruction and anti-establishmentarianism. What conservatives tend to call the natural order is to the Left merely an outcome that deconstruction can show to have occurred due to oppression by the establishment. The status quo and the history that led to it are undesirable and need to be challenged. The establishment that is responsible for it needs to be opposed. Its supposedly racist, sexist, homophobic traditional culture needs to be repudiated.