In this podcast Paul Fairfield takes a critical look at the problems of identity politics. Ideology on the left and the right has become so divisive that the business of politics is doing more harm that good for voters. It is undermining the spirit of democracy and creating hostility among myriad groups. He makes a case that voters should reject identity politics as well as utopian visions and concentrate more on practical every day issues. In turn, politicians should focus their attention on problems such as fixing potholes and removing snow from our streets.