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Title The paradox of liberation : secular revolutions and religious counterrevolutions / Michael Walzer.
Author Walzer, Michael.
Publication New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015.
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Democracy -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Political culture -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Secularism -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Religious fundamentalism -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General.
RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State.
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century.
Democracy. (OCoLC)fst00890077
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Religious fundamentalism. (OCoLC)fst01094078
Secularism. (OCoLC)fst01110732
Developing countries. (OCoLC)fst01242969
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference.
Genre Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
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Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Walzer, Michael. Paradox of liberation 9780300187809 (DLC) 2014031910 (OCoLC)890614563
ISBN 9780300213911 electronic bk.
0300213913 electronic bk.

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