It is certainly not an accident that religious fundamentalism exploded at the same moment when market fundamentalism became the leading global ideology, though it is a tragedy that it has become the most popular alternative to it.
Susan Neiman is director of the Einstein Forum, an independent public think tank in Potsdam, Germany. Before coming to the Einstein Forum in 2000 Neiman was professor of philosophy at Yale and Tel Aviv University. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, she studied philosophy at Harvard, where she took her Ph.D. with John Rawls, and the Freie Universität Berlin. Her books, translated into many languages, include Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin, The Unity of Reason: Rereading Kant, Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy, Fremde Sehen Anders, Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grownup Idealists, and Why Grow Up? as well as more than 80 essays and articles. http://www.susan-neiman.de