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How LGBT Are the Kids? | Eric Kaufmann & Richard Hanania

How LGBT Are the Kids? | Eric Kaufmann & Richard Hanania

The politics of sexuality, modernism on the left and right, and school wars vs. university wars as the priority of conservative activists

Eric Kaufmann is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London, a CSPI research fellow, and the author of several books, including Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities.

He returns to the podcast to discuss his new report for CPSI, Born This Way? The Rise of LGBT as a Social and Political Identity (Tweet thread here). He and Richard talk about the factors underlying recent increases in LGBT identification and same-sex sexual behavior, the connection between being very liberal, LGBT, and having mental health issues, and the influence of modernism on left-wing ideology and right-wing political movements. They conclude the conversation by discussing whether concerns about teaching sexuality and CRT in K-12 schools should take precedence over free speech issues on university campuses and debates over history and national identity.

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