The Global Wire Conversation - US Elections, Political Correctness and Demography with Eric Kaufmann
In today’s episode of the Global Wire Conversation, Ralph is talking to Professor Eric Kaufmann. Dr. Kaufmann is an expert Orangeism in Northern Ireland, nationalism, political demography and religious demography. In the course of the 2020 US presidential election, his writings provided some of the best explanations for the so-called “Shy Trump Vote,” making him an indispensable voice in the debate of electoral trends in the United States.
He has also written extensively on the connection of religion and demographic trends in his book, “Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century” and more recently has turned towards the question how Western societies are coping with migration from non-Western societies in his meticulously researched “Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities.”
In addition to being a data and facts driven researcher, Dr. Kaufmann also participated in the public debate and publishes regularly on topics from free speech rights to cancel culture on college campuses and the concept of “wokeness.”
Make sure to follow his work and commentary on Twitter at https://twitter.com/epkaufm
In our conversation we cover why some pollsters missed the “shy Trump vote,” the role of religion in demographic trends, and whether Western societies have lower fertility rates due to cultural or economic reasons. We also discuss Cancel&Campus culture, the impact of political correctness on voting behavior and self-censorship as well as the future of migration and integration in Europe and the US. Towards the end we also turn to the question what could be done differently in educational institutions and the public discourse to make attempts at the integration of minorities more successful.
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