Lebanese Maalouf

This radicalism is that in his day kept Hitler in power resulting in the fatal genocide, which maintains that puts a bomb in Madrid, which decides to crash a plane into a building. It is the birth of the killer identity, which is none other than the authoritarianism that denies the freedom as a value of the coexistence social. In the words of Ortega y Gasset: every man he is and his circumstances, because well, fanatical theory which is limited to pursuing the US and does not consider them is aniquiliando the current circumstance, which is that of mutual dependence, that acceleration opening up to the outside, to the values of others. From the anthropological point of view, it is necessary to overcome the tribal concept that continues to dominate the whole world, getting that fanaticism is not imposed as a defender of the identity. As aim Maalouf, the world is far too complex to give a universal explanation, but an understanding of the killer identity, of the cause that can lead to men and women of every condition-are considered normal – so easily become killers or can assume the crime quite naturally for the sake of an essence which requires that bloodshed is necessary. Until we do not come to understand and to disable that we achieve something not nor cancel that homicidal impulse.

The value of the civic should be essential core of coexistence, to avoid being left exposed to moral and physical violence of fanatics. We are facing an ontological problem. Maalouf says, at the end of his theory of identity, that always reaches a person questioning him in a low voice, putting your hand on the shoulder, and is always the same question: what you say is true, but basically what you more feeling?, Lebanese or French?. Want this to say that what is in the background, in the deepest self is membership? Does exist a single membership: unique, relevant and indivisible, it is that really matters? Perhaps these words are a reflection of society or a part of it – which shows that at the end, keeps it in each one of us is that the essence of the man, the deep truth of persons is determined forever from birth and cannot be modified.

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