Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else) By Olufemi O. Taiwo

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This book discusses how elites have co-opted important criticisms of racial capitalism to serve themselves. He defines the problem concisely and puts forth ideas on how to create politics that center global solidarity. This is a philosopher who sees that the important issues of our day cannot be solved within political boundaries. Solutions require collective global cooperation. Elites cooperate and work hard to disrupt joint action among diverse groups. Taiwo puts forth the argument that solidarity among activists working across many issues must prevail on a worldwide cooperative scale. This is a tightly written book (121 pages) that is well worth reading. Here’s a quote from the book jacket:

“Understanding the culture wars is essential to U.S. politics right now, and no one has done it better than Taiwo in this book.” Jason Stanley, author of How Fascism Works

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