Eric Kaufmann
Eric Kaufmann
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Eric’s most recent book is entitled Whiteshift: populism, immigration and the future of White majorities. It was published February 5, 2019 in North America with Abrams-Overlook. It was published by Penguin (Allen Lane) in the UK and Australia on October 25, 2018 (paperback 29 Aug 2019).

For For North America publicity enquiries, contact Tracy Carns (Abrams/Overlook).

For UK/Australia/Europe publicity enquiries, contact Kate Smith (Penguin). 


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Whiteshift argues that the current upsurge of right-wing populism in the West stems from the existential plight of white majorities in an age of large-scale North-South migration.

Based on extensive survey, demographic and electoral data rather than anecdotes and impressions, it sets out four main white responses to ethnic change: fight, flee, repress and join.

It looks ahead, projecting the rise of mixed-race majorities in the West, but viewing this less as a futuristic end of identity than evidence for Whiteshift, the absorption of a great deal of ethnoracial difference into historic white majorities.

The book makes the case for an open form of white identity, urging that whiteness be de-stigmatised and nested within modular national identities. Western societies need to frankly address the ‘who are we?’ and ‘where are we going?’ questions which high-identifying members of white majorities are asking if we hope to avert deeper divisions – even terrorism – within western societies.

Download my book The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America HERE.The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America, Eric Kaufmann

5-minute clip of me explaining some key aspects of the book on BBC Radio 4 Start the Week, with Andrew Marr, (full episode also features Frances Fukuyama and discussion on Identity Politics), Oct 14, 2018

30-minute televised interview, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TV Ontario, Canada, Oct 14, 2018

hour-length long-form Triggernometry youtube interview with Konstantin Kisin and Francis Foster, published Oct 28, 2018

On Ezra Klein Show,In defense of white backlash politics,’ Apr 15, 2019

Sign up to Eric Kaufmann’s podcast feed, a collection of lectures and talks featuring Eric as speaker or moderator [iTunes] [soundcloud version]

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Eric’s recent books have focused on the way national identity intersects with political demography – the politics of population change – and ideology. He has a continuing interest in questions of cultural left ideology, dominant-group ethnic identity and religious demography. His most recent trade press book, Whiteshift, argues that ethnic change underlies national populism and polarization and will not abate without a decline of diversity through ethnic assimilation. His previous book, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth, argues that the more religious people are, regardless of income, faith tradition or education, the more children they have. Religious countries have faster population growth than secular ones which is why immigrants are typically much more religious than their secular host societies. The cumulative effect of immigration and religious fertility is to slow or reverse the secularisation process in the West.

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