Study Up For 'Think:' Global Optimism

May 6, 2013

Has world history given us a legacy of war, or do our cultures have more in common than we realize? Sir David Cannadine argues that religious identity is fluid and that values overlap generously. His book is The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences, and he'll talk to Krys Boyd at 1 p.m.

The NY Times' Alan Wolfe believes Cannadine's take, but only to a point:

It is true that some predictions of identity conflict now seem obsolete; feminist theories stressing how women reason differently from men, for example, have by and large given way to liberal ideas about gender equality. Yet who is to say that other forms of conflict may not make a comeback?

Listen to Think from noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on KERA 90.1. You can stream the show at kera.org.