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Defending Identity

Its Indispensable Role in Defending Democracy

by Natan Sharansky

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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.


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Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9781481566599
  • File size: 206210 KB
  • Release date: May 24, 2008
  • Duration: 07:08:44

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  • ISBN: 9781481566599
  • File size: 206210 KB
  • Release date: May 24, 2008
  • Duration: 07:08:44
  • Number of parts: 8


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Politics Nonfiction

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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.


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