The new religious intolerance overcoming the politics of fear in an anxious age martha c nussbaum on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers what impulse prompted some newspapers to attribute the murder of 77 norwegians to islamic extremists. Overcoming intolerance requires consistent application of universal principles of respect for conscience just as important it requires greater understanding nussbaum challenges us to embrace freedom of religious observanc the description interested me and i was struck by the insight on the narcissism of fear. The new religious intolerance should be required reading for those who have to adjudicate on questions of civic conformity and religious dissent the tablet nicholas sagovsky martha nussbaum eloquently speaks for and continues this tradition of liberality in her book the new religious intolerance . Martha nussbaums the new religious intolerance overcoming the politics of fear in an anxious age grew out of a column that she contributed to the stone in the new york times about proposed burqa bans in europe in which she detailed her opposition to such bansthe resulting comments from readers led nussbaum to write a reply in the stone and eventually a book on the topic of religious . The new religious intolerance overcoming the politics of fear in an anxious age is an excellent book that deserves a wide readership nussbaum has provided liberal societies with a road map out of fear into a more inclusive society and she has put us all muslims and non muslims in her debt
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