Why are so many people identifying as LGBT? | Eric Kaufmann
Eric Kaufmann joins us on the podcast to talk about his two reports for the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology
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Prof Eric Kaufmann is a Canadian professor of politics at Birkbeck, University of London. He’s the author of several books including Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities, and Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century.
Today, we’re speaking with Eric about his two reports for the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology:
Born This Way? The Rise of LGBT as a Social and Political Identity
Diverse and Divided: A Political Demography of American Elite Students
3:17 The most stunning finding from Eric’s first report on LGBT
5:13 Victimhood culture?
7:17 What are the mechanisms behind the rise in LGBT identification?
9:44 How much does discrimination explain?
12:52 Are people lying on surveys or to themselves?
15:45 Is liberalism to blame?
17:02 How much does economics explain?
22:08 Are we witnessing “concept creep”?
25:00 What do we make of the backlash?
28:45 Formal mechanisms to curb wokeism
32:50 How much are schools to blame?
35:00 Does the increasing number of women in institutions play a role?
37:04 Women in the 80s
38:18 Women & religion
40:30 The origin of certain taboos
42:33 The long-term consequences of the moral divide between men and women
44:25 Can we impose costs as a society for these social maladies?
47:15 There are zero political consequences of the LGBT identification
48:30 Why even care about polarisation?
51:45 Immigration & the disconnect between elites and voters
54:50 Politicians can’t do much about the macroeconomic issues anyway
56:25 Downstream effects of culture wars