Impossible You, Impossible Me: The Discursive Impasse of Identity Politics

Now more than ever, the Left needs to win people over. Yet, all too often, the Left pushes people away through its tendencies towards self-righteousness, cultural elitism, anti-intellectualism and attempts to censor all those with divergent views. Somewhere along the line, Left and Right became mutually dependent. Each has come to produce the other, leading
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Is Sustainability an Empty Signifier?

In 2008, I wrote my Honours thesis on the topic of sustainability. Drawing on the ideas of Antonio Gramsci and Ernesto Laclau, I developed the idea that sustainability could be thought of as an ‘empty signifier.’ After hammering out the details intermittently in the years that followed, I had my ideas on this topic published
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