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Identity, Islam and the Twilight of Liberal Values
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Identity, Islam and the Twilight of Liberal Values (Hardback)

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Since its publication in 1992, an array of commentators have criticised Francis Fukuyama's optimism in The End of History and the Last Man for supposing that liberal democracy is the one political model with sufficient moral and practical resilience to endure through the vicissitudes of future historical events. In hindsight, it seems Fukuyama underestimated liberal democracy's ethno-religious rivals, and religious fundamentalism's powerfully resistant bulwark against liberal democracy. This book offers a trenchant analysis of the post-millennial cultural shift away from the defining liberal social values of the post-war and post-colonial global revolutionary movements. It dissects the incoherent reasoning by which the liberal values of racial equality, tolerance, diversity, feminism, and gender have been evacuated of their past meanings and put into the service of a reactionary politics that uses superficially plausible bait to sell the same regressive ideology that religious social conservatives have been peddling for decades.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryHistory: theory & methodsHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological21st century history: from c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySocial theory Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/12/2018 ISBN-13: 9781527516526  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Terri Murray is an American essayist, author and educator. In 2010, she was awarded first prize in the Center for Inquiry's Freedom of Expression Essay competition. She has been a regular contributor to Philosophy Now magazine for over ten years and has blogged for Sp!ked, Conatus News, The New Humanist, Areo, Quillette and Topical, amongst others. Her publications include the books Feminist Film Studies: A Teacher's Guide (2008), Thinking Straight about Being Gay: Why it Matters if We're Born That Way (2015), and she is the co-author of Moral Panic: Exposing the Religious Right's Agenda on Sexuality (1995). She currently teaches at the Fine Arts College, UK, where she is a Director of Studies.

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