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What is identity?

Both books help explain so much more than Trump. #MeToo. White nationalism. Hindu nationalism. Black Lives Matter. Campus debates about privilege and appropriation. Syria. Islamism

Anand Giridharadas | NYT 

IDENTITY The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus & Giroux 218 pages; $26 THE LIES THAT BIND Rethinking Identity: Creed, Country, Color, Class, Culture Kwame Anthony Appiah Liveright Publishing 256 pages; $27.95 A Japanese-American political scientist and a Ghanaian-British-American philosopher walk into a bar where a brawl over identity is underway. “Stop fighting!” the philosopher cries. “The identities you’re fighting for are lies.” The political scientist steps forward. “They’re not ...

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First Published: Sun, September 02 2018. 22:43 IST
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