Jul 13, 2021 • 1HR 1M

Identity, Culture, and the False Promise of Liberation

Michael Brendan Dougherty reflects on the modern world.


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Damir Marusic
Shadi Hamid
Agreement is nice. Disagreement is better.
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Parents in the 1990s believed they were doing their children a favor by instilling in them the ethos “do what you like, follow your dreams, and things will work out.” But Michael Brendan Dougherty, author of My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son's Search for Home, argues that sometime in the 2000s, this promise of liberation revealed itself as a cu…

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