Some of the major issues that Amin discusses in his In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong are; the relationships between our identities, allegiances, and violence, the i...
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...ith regards to the religious aspects of the issues discussed, I believe extremists in any religious group should be held responsible for their actions, and I agree that the doctrine that the person followed with extreme actions shouldn’t be deemed the source of evil. Because, then you’re creating a situation where evil will just sprout more evil when you accuse an entire religious group on the actions of a few. That’s where the violence comes in, creating wars, and other catastrophic events that a take a toll on everyone.
One other title that I would give this book written by Amin Maalouf is “The Individual: Past, Present, and Future.” This title is appropriate to this book to me because when looking at the essence of our being, it does come from our history. That history, then molds our present-day identities, and will generate a basis for our future personalities.
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