Its Indispensable Role in Defending Democracy
Sharansky believes the challenge of the twenty-first century is to assert our cultural, ethnic, or religious identities, a struggle never 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.
About the Author-
Natan Sharansky—writer, former Soviet dissident, and former deputy prime minister of Israel—was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1986 for his struggles against tyranny. He is a distinguished fellow at the Shalem Center, heading its strategic studies institute, and is president of Beit Hatefutsot, the Jewish diaspora museum.
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