Coverart for item
The Resource The paradox of liberation : secular revolutions and religious counterrevolutions, Michael Walzer

The paradox of liberation : secular revolutions and religious counterrevolutions, Michael Walzer

Label
The paradox of liberation : secular revolutions and religious counterrevolutions
Title
The paradox of liberation
Title remainder
secular revolutions and religious counterrevolutions
Statement of responsibility
Michael Walzer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many of the successful campaigns for national liberation in the years following World War II were initially based on democratic and secular ideals. Once established, however, the newly independent nations had to deal with entirely unexpected religious fierceness. Michael Walzer, one of America's foremost political thinkers, examines this perplexing trend by studying India, Israel, and Algeria, three nations whose founding principles and institutions have been sharply attacked by three completely different groups of religious revivalists: Hindu militants, ultra-Orthodox Jews and messianic Zionists, and Islamic radicals. In his provocative, well-reasoned discussion, Walzer asks why these secular democratic movements have failed to sustain their hegemony: Why have they been unable to reproduce their political culture beyond one or two generations? In a postscript, he compares the difficulties of contemporary secularism to the successful establishment of secular politics in the early American republic--thereby making an argument for American exceptionalism but gravely noting that we may be less exceptional today"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walzer, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Political culture
  • Secularism
  • Religious fundamentalism
Label
The paradox of liberation : secular revolutions and religious counterrevolutions, Michael Walzer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The paradox of national liberation -- The paradox illustrated : Zionism vs. Judaism -- The paradox denied : marxist perspectives -- The future of national liberation -- Postscript
Control code
FIEb17682277
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 172 pages
Isbn
9780300187809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890614563
Label
The paradox of liberation : secular revolutions and religious counterrevolutions, Michael Walzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The paradox of national liberation -- The paradox illustrated : Zionism vs. Judaism -- The paradox denied : marxist perspectives -- The future of national liberation -- Postscript
Control code
FIEb17682277
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 172 pages
Isbn
9780300187809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890614563

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...