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Identity

The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

By Francis Fukuyama
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Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment by Francis Fukuyama

Today, there is an increasing tendency for groups of people to form alliances based on shared traits, like gender, religion or sexual orientation; this is known as identity politics. But while we should be proud of our identities, they can also divide us. In Identity (2019), Francis Fukuyama charts the evolution of one of modern society’s most divisive topics, explains the problems it raises, and suggests what can be done to fix this situation.

  • Progressive citizens curious about the weakness of left-wing politics
  • History buffs puzzled over the origins of identity
  • Activists searching for a different opinion on their objectives

Francis Fukuyama is an internationally recognized academic, specializing in political science and currently teaching at Stanford University. His 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man was a global bestseller and argued that liberal democracies and free market capitalism might be the final type of human government.

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