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Read online The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions A thought provoking reflection on why secular national liberation movements are so often challenged by militant religious revivals b .

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 have these secular democratic movements 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 by Michael Walzer

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The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions
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Number of Pages:192
Category:Religion, Politics, Philosophy, Non fiction
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