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The new religious intolerance : overcoming the politics of fear in an anxious age

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What impulse prompted some newspapers to attribute the murder of 77 Norwegians to Islamic extremists, until it became evident that a right-wing Norwegian terrorist was the perpetrator? Why did Switzerland, a country of four minarets, vote to ban those structures? How did a proposed Muslim cultural center in lower Manhattan ignite a fevered political debate across the United States? In The New Religious Intolerance,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780674065901 0674065905 9780674725911 0674725913
OCLC Number: 758384050
Description: xiii, 285 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Religion: a time of anxiety and suspicion --
Fear: a narcissistic emotion --
First principles: equal respect for conscience --
The mote in my brother's eye: impartiality and the examined life --
Inner eyes: respect and the sympathetic imagination --
The case of Park51 --
Overcoming the politics of fear.
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.

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