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Description - Defending Identity by Natan Sharansky

From the bestselling author of "The Case for Democracy", a piercing examination of the dominant force that shapes political interactions.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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586485139
ISBN-10: 158648513X
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x 27mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Natan Sharansky

Natan Sharansky, a former Soviet dissident, political prisoner and human rights icon, has spent his life championing democracy and freedom. In 1977 he was arrested by the KGB for his activism and his support for Soviet Jews' demands to emigrate to Israel and imprisoned for nine years. The author of the international bestselling The Case for Democracy, Sharansky has served as a senior minister in the Israeli government, and now heads a foundation.

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