Carolin Emcke

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ISBN: 978-3-596-52221-7

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272 Pages, gebunden
publishing house:
FISCHER Taschenbuch
publication date:
23.01.2019
ISBN 978-3-596-52221-7

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, a recent recipient of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, studied philosophy in London, Frankfurt/Main, and Harvard. She has reported from regions in crisis around the globe as a journalist and freelance writer. Her books explore questions of violence, witnessing, and the terms of open, free democracy. “Yes means yes and …” arose out of a Lecture Performance held for the Schaubühne Berlin.

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