Eric Kaufmann has been researching immigration, religion, and national identity for more than twenty years. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, he was born in Hong Kong and spent eight years in Tokyo and is now professor of politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. His previous books include Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? and The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America.
"Ambitious and provocative . . . [Whiteshift] is likely to make a
big splash" -- -Publishers Weekly
"An important new book" -- -The American Conservative
"Might [Whiteshift] be the must-read book of the year? . . . informative, fascinating, and relevant on just about every page. . . . On top of all of its other virtues, Whiteshift provides the best intellectual history of the immigration debates I have seen." -- Marginal Revolution
"Kaufmann's explosive claim is that it is not enough to blame a resurgent racism for today's populist revolts. . . . [He] redefines whiteness as a Western cultural norm, rather than a racial categorization. . . . Kaufmann has done a service in assembling the facts about present inter-ethnic relations in the West." -- -Los Angeles Review of Books
"Fascinating . . . Kaufmann has done something exceedingly rare among center-right thinkers, which is to write an intelligent, challenging, and in its own way, brave book about race and identity; one not meant to fire up partisans but to make an honest attempt to understand our present dilemmas and propose a solution. . . . Whiteshift is the best diagnosis of populism the right has to offer, and presents compelling arguments that defenders of asymmetric multiculturalism should be prepared to answer." -- -New York Magazine
"Tightly argued . . . empirically careful . . . conceptually precise . . . the book is in many ways a model of scholarship on right-wing populism. . . . Whiteshift's clarity about the ultimate implications of anti-political correctness politics is, second to the statistical analyses, its core virtue. " -- -Vox