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Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy
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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.
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Challenging the principles of the right and the left alike, the former Soviet dissident argues that those with strong national, religious, ethnic, and tribal identities, as well as a devotion to democracy, are those best suited to defend democratic principles in the turbulent global arena.
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