Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy

Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy

by Natan Sharansky

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586486518
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 345 KB

About the Author

Natan Sharansky, former Soviet dissident, political prisoner, and human rights icon, has spent his life championing democracy and freedom. He is the author of Fear No Evil and The Case for Democracy. Sharansky has served as a senior minister in the Israeli government and now heads The Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Democracy and Identity 1

2 Discovering Identity 17

3 The Assault on Identity 43

4 Post-Identity and the Collapse of Human Rights 80

5 Identity in the Public Space 102

6 Altneuland: At the Crossroads of Identity and Democracy 142

7 Defending the Nation-State 168

8 Peace or War 201

Conclusion: Building a New Alliance 221

Acknowledgments 233

Index 235

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