The Perils of Identity Politics

Issue Date July 2004
Volume 15
Issue 3
Page Numbers 152-65
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Three leading French political thinkers reflect on why modern democracies tend to forget their own natures, even to the point of encouraging an assertive “identitarianism” that could undermine liberal democracy itself.

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Marcel Gauchet

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Pierre Manent

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Alain Finkielkraut

Alain Finkielkraut, the author of numerous books, hosts the discussion program on the France-Culture radio station.

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