Martha Nussbaum on Religious Intolerance
She talks about her latest book The New Religious Intolerance here. I think she goes too far in the direction of "can't we all just get along?" What she says about martyrdom made me especially queasy. People who let themselves be killed during the Holocaust, in solidarity with Jews, have no connection with suicide bombers who blow up other people in the service of "jihad". And no, we don't have as much reason to worry about orthodox Jews as we have to worry about fundamentalist Muslims. Nonetheless, an interesting interview, and the book is probably good reading too.