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The Lies That Bind

Rethinking Identity

By Kwame Anthony Appiah
Narrated by Kwame Anthony Appiah / 7 hours 18 minutes

We all know how identities—notably, those of nationality, class, culture, race, and religion—are at the root of global conflict, but the more elusive truth is that these identities are created by conflict in the first place. In provocative, entertaining chapters, Kwame Anthony Appiah interweaves keen-edged argument with engrossing historical tales—from Anton Wilhelm Amo, the eighteenth-century African child who became an eminent European academic, to Italo Svevo, the literary genius who changed countries without leaving home—and reveals the tangled contradictions within the stories that define us. The concept of the sovereign nation, Appiah shows us, is incoherent. Our everyday notions of race are the detritus of discarded science; the very idea of Western culture is a shimmering mirage. These beliefs, and more, are crafted from confusions—confusions Appiah sorts through to imagine a more hopeful future.

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Author
Narrator Kwame Anthony Appiah
ISBN 9781684413577
Length 7 hours 18 minutes
Language English
Publisher HighBridge
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #10,207 Overall
Genre rank #77 in Philosophy

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