Matthew B. Crawford


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 book on driving will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.



from Identities—What Are They Good For?, Volume 20, Number 2

We hear it said a lot these days: white privilege, male privilege, cisgender privilege

On Frank Speech

from Meritocracy and its Discontents, Volume 18, Number 2

The role of frank speech in democratic culture is something worth considering, especially in light of the renewed ferment over political correctness.


According to current usage, privilege means something like good fortune.