Religious identity and violence

Slate has published an essay of Amartya Sen, What clash of Civilizations? adapted from his new book Identity and Violence.

“The difficulty with the clash of civilizations thesis begins with the presumption of the unique relevance of a singular classification. Indeed, the question “Do civilizations clash?” is founded on the presumption that humanity can be pre-eminently classified into distinct and discrete civilizations, and that the relations between different human beings can somehow be seen, without serious loss of understanding, in terms of relations between different civilizations”.

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