Matthew B. Crawford is a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. His books include The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction and the best-selling Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work. His newest book, from which this is excerpted, is Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road,
We hear it said a lot these days: white privilege, male privilege, cisgender privilege
The role of frank speech in democratic culture is something worth considering, especially in light of the renewed ferment over political correctness.