The 2020 Presidential election in the United States demonstrated one clear message: the country is sharply divided. The gulf is symptomatic of a wider split that is a blighting Western society in general. Fortunately, there is a better way forward.
The intellectual capacity of mankind gives us the potential to break the natural trajectory of evolution; but what does it mean for human identity?
European identity is one of the most complex phenomena within European studies. Fortunately, human genetics now provides clarity to the discussion but shows that the term “identity” is not applicable in the European context.
By separating identity from perceptions of who we are, allows us to recognise the difference between subjective and objective dimensions of our lives. Our identity is objective in nature; our perspectives are subjective ways of perceiving ourselves. There is no contradiction between these views
Who am I? Most of us ask the question at critical stages or during periods of major upheaval in our lives. The answer has two dimensions: me as a person, and me as part of a group. In our quest for answers we are seeking something that makes us unique and different.