About this book
A study of the politics of fear in our age of anxiety, which looks at recent examples such as the early attribution of the murder of 77 Norwegians to Islamic extremists (it was a right-wing Norwegian), or the banning of minarets in Switzerland (which has only 4). It challenges us to embrace freedom of religious observance for all.
Drawing inspiration from philosophy, history, and literature, Martha C. Nussbaum takes us to task for our religious intolerance, identifies the fear behind it, and offers a way past fear toward a more equitable, imaginative, and free society, through the consistent application of universal principles of respect for conscience.
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