Michael Walzer is a Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and editor of the magazine Dissent. He has written on a wide range of topics, including just and unjust wars, nationalism, ethnicity, economic justice, social criticism, radicalism, tolerance, and political obligation. He is also a contributing editor of The New Republic and a member of the editorial board of Philosophy & Public Affairs. He is a member of several philosophical organizations including the American Philosophical Society. Among his last publications: In God’s Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible (2012) and The Paradox of Liberation (2015).
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- Nothing like the title “The Historical Task of the Left in the Present Period” has ever appeared in Dissent.
- Many from my generation believed that religion would disappear – instead it came back – politicized, modern, militant and anti-liberal. So what happened to secular nations as Algeria, India and Israel, where we can observe a violent return of religion, asks Michael Walzer: was it a mistake not to engage critically with religious culture?