Anti-Woke Isn’t Enough
Anti-woke liberals weren’t tricked by progressives. They were wrong about liberalism.
Anti-woke liberals are becoming the de facto leaders of the American right. They have brought to it an undeniable infusion of talent, along with first-hand knowledge of liberal institutions and milieus. But they have also carried with them certain assumptions that can hobble the right in its effort to articulate a governing philosophy for the country.
Anti-woke liberals are defined by their skepticism of three progressive causes: Black Lives Matter, MeToo, and transgenderism. In response to these movements, anti-woke liberals propose a return to liberal principles—an embrace of individualism, proceduralism, and neutrality.