Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy

Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy

by Natan Sharansky

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Overview

Who is better prepared to confront challenges and defend principles in a volatile modern world? Those with strong national, religious, ethnic, or tribal identities who accept democracy, or democrats who renounce identity as a kind of divisive prejudice?

Natan Sharansky, building on his personal experience as a dissident, argues that valueless cosmopolitanism, even in democracies, is dangerous. Better to have hostile identities framed by democracy than democrats indifferent to identity.

In a vigorous, insightful challenge to the left and right alike, Natan Sharansky, as he has proved repeatedly, is at the leading edge of the issues that frame our times.

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 is a former Soviet dissident, political prisoner, and human rights icon who has spent his life championing democracy and freedom. He now serves as the Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs in the Israeli Government.

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