Carolin Emcke

Gegen den Hass

Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-3-10-397231-3

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240 Pages, gebunden
publishing house:
S. FISCHER
publication date:
13.10.2016
ISBN 978-3-10-397231-3

Content

A great defence of a humanistic attitude and an open society

Racism, fanaticism, anti-democratic sentiment – our increasingly polarised, fragmented public sphere is dominated by a type of thinking that admits doubt about others’ positions, but never its own. Carolin Emcke’s spirited essay contrasts this dogmatic thinking with praise for a polyphony of voices, and for the “impure”: Only the courage to speak out against hate, and the will to maintain and discuss plurality, will allow democracy to be realised. Only in this way can we successfully combat religious and nationalist fanatics, because differentiation and precision are the things they most reject.




About Carolin Emcke

Carolin Emcke, born in 1967, studied philosophy, politics and history, including in London and Harvard. She reported from war and crisis zones from 1998 to 2013, among them Kosovo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Gaza and Haiti, and has been a freelance journalist since 2007, mainly writing for Die Zeit. S. Fischer has published her books Von den Kriegen. Briefe an Freunde and Stumme Gewalt. Nachdenken über die RAF. Carolin Emcke has won a number of awards, including the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s award for political books and the Ernst Bloch Prize for emerging philosophy writers. In 2008, she received the Theodor Wolff Prize, in 2010 the Otto Brenner Prize for critical journalism, the German Reporter Prize and was named ‘journalist of the year’. In October 2016, she received the German Book Trade’s Peace Prize, standing next to formerly honoured authors like Swetlana Alexijewitsch, Orhan Pamuk and Susan Sontag.

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Carolin Emcke
Foto: Jakob Börner

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