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Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny Hardcover – 3 Aug 2006

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Lane; 1st edition (3 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713999381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713999389
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 2.4 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 204,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Identity and Violence' is a moving, powerful essay about the mischief of bad ideas. -- The Economist, August 13, 2006

Identity and Violence is a book both rich in ideas and easy to read, a model of its kind. -- Anthony Daniels, The Spectator, 29 July, 2006

Impassioned, eloquent and often moving -- John Gray, The Guardian, August 5th 2006

One of the few world intellectuals on whom we may rely to make sense out of our existential confusion. -- Nadine Gordimer

The world's poor and dispossessed could have no more articulate or insightful a champion. -- Kofi Annan

About the Author

Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor at Harvard. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1998-2004. His last book, The Argumentative Indian, was also published by Penguin. His books have been translated into thirty languages.


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