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The Prospect podcast #52—Is identity a mirage?

Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah joins the Prospect team to discuss his new book

By Prospect Team  

Kwame Anthony Appiah’s new book The Lies That Bind confronts the question of how social identities are formed. They are incredibly important to people: we are prepared to kill and die for them. But is identity actually a mirage?

Plus: Sameer Rahim on literary prizes and Alex Dean on why there’s no such thing as a Canada Brexit


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