Defending Identity

Defending Identity

by Natan Sharansky (Author), Ron Dermer (Editor), Stefan Rudnicki (Narrateur)
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Natan Sharansky believes that the challenge of the twenty-first century is to assert our cultural, ethnic, or religious identities, a struggle that has never been more important than now.

Who is better prepared to defend principles in a volatile world? Is it those with strong national, religious, ethnic, or tribal identities who accept democracy, or democrats who view identity as a divisive prejudice? Sharansky argues that valueless cosmopolitanism is dangerous, even in democracies. Together, identity and democracy assert a powerful and benign sense of purpose, but when at odds, they beget fundamentalism and rootlessness.

Book Details

Shira Wolosky (Collaborator), Emily Janice Card (Other contributor)
Publication Date
May 24, 2008
File size
617 MB