Los Angeles Times

Commentary: A new movement to speak truth to identity politics is our best hope against regressive thinking

Just below the surface of the roiling debates about how and why our country got into its current predicament, a radical movement is afoot. Sometimes called "the intellectual dark web," it lives largely on the internet, but it isn't the dark web of anonymous cybercrooks you've probably heard of. I actually see it not so much as a web but a nest containing rare birds that turn out to be more common than you might think.

Some in this movement are liberal, and some are conservative. They come from a range of backgrounds,

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times9 min read
Sports Leagues Hope To Win Where Criminal Justice System Hasn't On Domestic Violence
LOS ANGELES - In the days leading up to the arrest of Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias, Major League Baseball's effort to take on domestic violence was already grabbing the public's attention. On May 8 in Chicago, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell returned t
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Mick Cronin Isn't A Fan Of Tough Talk, But He Wants UCLA To Be Tough
LOS ANGELES - The word most often used to describe Mick Cronin's teams is not one his players will hear him use. "I've never discussed being tougher," Cronin said Friday in his first meeting with reporters since being hired as UCLA's basketball coach
Los Angeles Times1 min read
Justin Turner Suffers Shin Injury And Won't Start Against Reds On Saturday
CINCINNATI - Justin Turner said he was moving around fine after taking a foul ball off his left shin in the third inning Friday. He initially went through the tests the Dodgers' training staff conducted without too much trouble and stayed in the game