Michael Walzer

Michael Walzer


Born
March 03, 1935

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Isiah Berlin, Albert Camus


Michael Walzer is a Jewish American political philosopher and public intellectual. A professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, he is editor of the political-intellectual quarterly Dissent. He has written books and essays on a wide range of topics, including just and unjust wars, nationalism, ethnicity, economic justice, social criticism, radicalism, tolerance, and political obligation and is a contributing editor to The New Republic. To date, he has written 27 books and published over 300 articles, essays, and book reviews in Dissent, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and many scholarly journals

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Just and Unjust Wars: A Mor...

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Spheres of Justice: A Defen...

3.82 avg rating — 559 ratings — published 1983 — 11 editions
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Exodus and Revolution

3.88 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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Arguing About War

3.41 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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On Toleration

3.38 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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Thick and Thin: Moral Argum...

3.77 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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The Revolution of the Saint...

3.87 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1965 — 3 editions
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In God's Shadow: Politics i...

3.96 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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The Paradox of Liberation: ...

3.55 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Politics and Passion: Towar...

3.13 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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“First oppression is made into an excuse for terrorism, and then terrorism is made into an excuse for oppression.”
Michael Walzer

“We are not usually philosophical in moments of crisis; most often, there is no time.”
Michael Walzer

“In his reflections on rebellion, Albert Camus argues that one cannot kill unless one is prepared to die.11 But that argument does not seem to apply to soldiers in battle, where the whole point is to kill while avoiding getting killed. And yet there is a wider sense in which Camus is right. Just”
Michael Walzer, Arguing About War

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