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Kearney on narrative and fundamentalism

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"Societies which admit that they constitute themselves through an on-going process of narrative are unlikely to degenerate into self-righteousness, fundamentalism or racism: that is, to take themselves literally... Fundamentalism only arises when a society conceals the fact that it is founded on narrative."

--Richard Kearney (1998)

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Drew Dellinger

Drew Dellinger is a speaker, poet, writer, teacher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. He has inspired minds and hearts at over 1000 events around the planet, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion.
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