Archive by Author: Michael Walzer

The Two Lefts: Debating Divestment at Princeton

By Michael Walzer

Remarks by Professor Michael Walzer at a panel discussion on April 16th addressing a divestment resolution pending at Princeton.  The resolution ultimately was defeated with 2,032 students voting, 52.5% against and 47.5% in favor. *** I am on this panel because I live on the left–and quarrel with (some of) my neighbors, as I will […]

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Islamism and the Left

By Michael Walzer

In the three and a half decades since the Iranian revolution, I have been watching my friends and neighbors (and distant neighbors) on the left struggling to understand—or avoid understanding—the revival of religion in what is now called a “post-secular” age. Long ago, we looked forward to “the disenchantment of the world”—we believed that the […]

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The State of Righteousness

By Michael Walzer

This article first appeared in the Huffington Post and appears with permission of the author. I have been a Zionist ever since the year of my bar mitzvah, 1948, when I sought out every possible piece of news (that was available in Johnstown, Pa.) about Israel’s war of independence and covered my school notebooks with […]

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