"The planet is a rich place because of diversity in plants and animals and culture. The diversity has enriched the human trajectory. Erecting bounded categories only makes social transformation in an old globalized world one of disconnectedness - a mirage. As many are beginning to recognize, notions of exceptionalism and hubris pose both short and long-run obstacles to survival for our shrinking planet. The Arab Spring and the Occupy movements are indications of a widespread rethinking of future directions."
Laura Nader "Culture and Dignity. Dialogues Between the Middle East and the West", Wiley-Blackwell 2013, Preface p. xx
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