Jeff Spinner-Halev's Surviving Diversity is a timely and absorbing essay on the extent to which religious identities might be reconciled with the demands of citizenship in contemporary liberal democracies. The problem he addresses is not only among the most important that liberal theory confronts; it is also among the most urgent we face as citizens. Spinner-Halev writes with subtlety, clarity, and a tough-minded realism about the frictions that faith and democratic citizenship generate in our lives. Anyone interested in the tangled relationship of religion to democratic politics should read this book.
Surviving Diversity takes a refreshing approach to an important subject, and will appeal to anyone interested in liberalism, liberal-democracy, issues of diversity, toleration, multiculturalism, and the ethics of education.