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Pera admits to the logic of relativism's beginnings--"the existence of a plurality of values" in a globalized, multicultural world--and then carefully lays out subsequent errors committed by relativism's practitioners, "in particular, the conclusion that sets of values, such as cultures and civilizations, cannot be judged by comparison to one another.
Although she will inevitably be judged by comparisons against Shakes-Drayton, Child insists that her rivalry with the 24-year-old is helping to spur them both on to better performances.