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Identity

The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
Sprecher: P. J. Ochlan
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 35 Min.
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The New York Times best-selling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of state 

In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, as the state was progressively captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to “the people”, who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole. 

Demand for recognition of one’s identity is a master concept that unifies much of what is going on in world politics today. The universal recognition on which liberal democracy is based has been increasingly challenged by narrower forms of recognition based on nation, religion, sect, race, ethnicity, or gender, which have resulted in anti-immigrant populism, the upsurge of politicized Islam, the fractious “identity liberalism” of college campuses, and the emergence of white nationalism. Populist nationalism, said to be rooted in economic motivation, actually springs from the demand for recognition and therefore cannot simply be satisfied by economic means. The demand for identity cannot be transcended; we must begin to shape identity in a way that supports rather than undermines democracy. 

Identity is an urgent and necessary book - a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continuing conflict. 

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©2018 Francis Fukuyama (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Interesting political analysis

Identity discusses the changes in modern society including identity politics. As expected, Fukuyama looks at this from a traditionally conservative point of view. However, he delivers his analysis without rancor and in a classical academical manner. I enjoyed the book very much and consider it an essential book if anyone is interested in leading the debate on the political development of the traditional and modern left.
The delivery of the speaker is smooth and easy to listen to.

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Identity

Extremely precise analysis of our modern society with lots of connections to other famous philosophers or sociologists. This book enables the reader/listener to think in completely new categories and ways of politics and society.

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Nette Meinung, aber nicht ganz faktenbasiert

Insgesamt ganz okay, sporadisch aber Stellen, die eher phänomenologischer Natur waren als ein deutlicher Trend

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Der Sprecher ist so grausam, dass ich es mir nicht anhören kann!

Der Mann Klingt wie die Kreuzung einer Computerstimme mit der eines Verkäufers auf einem Home Shopping Kanal. Absolut grausam keine Ahnung wie man so jemanden als professionelle Sprecher nehmen kann. Zum Inhalt kann ich leider gar nicht sagen, da ich das Buch nach 20 gehört Minuten aufgrund der Unerträglichkeit der Stimme versuchen werde um zu tauschen; dann halt doch die Version zum Lesen!